Self portrait. Mask and gloves made from found materials, dressed in Tavia’s clothing. An homage to my 85-year-old roommate that I’d been living with for three years in New York City.
The Fabric Playground
Concerned with New York City’s disconnected nature, this wearable piece brings people together through play, exploration, and interaction. Viewers are invited to interact with this piece in however manner they please - in the form of dance, rest, performance, and so forth. The textile is constantly shifting, based on the users' unique interactions. Made from repurposed fabrics and knits. Collaboration with Jordan Delzell. The piece was originally created for FIGMENT, a participatory arts festival on Governor's Island. Since then, it has been brought to parks, on the streets and, most recently, a music festival in upstate New York.
Found and recycled fabrics, bells, pom poms, beads.
Jewelry exploration: translating my monster-obsession into a necklace.
Mini-collection created as a response to cat calls, street harassment, and objectification of women.
Why is Everyone So Grumpy?
Interactive jacket inspired by the disconnected and blasé nature of New York. Grumpy coat reverses and transforms into a colourful/ good vibes jacket that can be worn by two people. What if clothes could be used to connect people? Hand-drawn and embroidered textiles.
Bodies Are Beautiful
Interactive boob dress exploring stale standards of beauty. Wearers can select which boobs they want to wear, considering the question: What is beauty?
Fabric, embroidery, textile development. Boobs are made from Nylon, felt, embroidery, and beading.
How can you maintain a sense of “inner-child”? What if clothes secretly doubled as toys? Skirt opens up to reveal pantaloons and a tea party set.
What does it mean to be a woman? Developed an interactive textile that integrated peoples’ answer to this question. Flaps lift up to reveal powerful words about self-love and being a woman. Photographed on my mother.
This is a reversible and interactive shirt that humorously comments on our relationship with social media. Inspired by the ease of tailoring your online image, this shirt allows wearers the ability to adjust their persona to fit a situation in real life. Wearers can adjust their current ‘likes’ with removable patches.
Artsy Fartsy Ice Cream Party
Textile exploration. Hand-felted wool skirt. Using wet, nuno, and needle-point felting techniques. Hand-dyed with jello.