ALTAR VALANCE

The subject of this portrait was found in the early 1900s in a cave in Western China, and dates from the 8th-9th century.
Silk fabric, silk floss, wool batting, 2016.


ALTAR VALANCE II
Silk & cotton fabric, vintage neckties, wool batting, findings, 2017.


TALLIT KATAN
I studied Japanese traditional rag weaving- sakiori- which celebrates the life of spent textiles by carrying them forward into new and vibrant artifacts.  I wove and constructed this tallit katan from my father-in-law’s ties. An observant Jew, he had been deeply moved by his experience in Occupied Japan after WWII. The ties he prized and wore everyday became the weft for this ritual garment.
Sakiori plain weave, cotton sewing thread, silk from neckties, 2016.


SAKIORI SCROLL
Sakiori plain weave, cotton sewing thread, silk from neckties, 2016.


SAKIORI PROCESS.
Traditional Japanese rag weaving technique used in Tallit Katan and Sakiori Scroll,  vintage silk ties, 2015.


BURIAL CLOTH
Inspired by Egyptian burial cloth at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  
Plainweave, 20/2 and 16/2 linen, 2014.