Figures, My Figure
woven cotton, monofilament, archival ink jet prints, cement.
This piece maps the process of translating the body from cerebral concept to physical form, using cloth as the means. The first print is a list of all the dimensions of my body, starting with hair length and ending in foot length. Using the 11 numbers on the list I created a bitmap weave-structure in Photoshop and then used a Compu Dobby AVL loom to weave yardage of cloth. I used that cloth to make a functional garment that I wore and then discarded in a performative act. I documented my body and the cloth in empathetic relationship, each in a pile on the floor, as a means of demonstrating the interdependency of the human form and the garments that we use to define it and protect it.