pocket utopia residency
On an early foggy October morning drive between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, I saw hundreds of spider webs. They were hanging in the pine trees and power lines along both sides of the thirty-mile road. These ephemeral webs, beautifully defined by the moisture from the fog, were not successfully photographed and remain only in my memory. For two years, I spun wool in public locations and digitally recording stories related to me by passersby about spinning. The foggy drive brought me into visual contact with nature’s spinner and weaver, the spider, Arachne of Greek myth. During my residency, I spun carded wool—a process taking a mass of fiber and making it into yarn. These yards and yards of yarn will be installed in the spaces of Pocket Utopia as woven and knitted objects—drawings out of wool.
Pocket Utopia Resident Artist February to May 2008