Thank you to all those generous folks who continue to send lace. I am awed by the generosity and thoughtfulness of artists, friends and strangers. These contributions, along with the contributors and their stories, have become integral to my work. Their names and narrative is included in exhibitions of the work.
The Lace Archive is being compiled into an artist book of some kind, some version of which will be ready for my solo exhibition at Garrison Art Center in September 2021. I am excited to announce that I am the recipient of an ArtsWestchester Artist Grant for a project using this lace. I will be inviting participants to join the project- info on this coming very soon!
During 2020 quarantine as I was working on recent lace projects and posted on social media, boxes of lace began arriving from friends and from strangers around the country. Each piece is photographed, measured, and archived before being dyed and/or incorporated into a work. The recent installations are made wholly from donated lace. This is an ongoing project and not all donations are posted here yet.
There is much more lace in the process of being documented- check back soon to follow the progress.
If you have lace and would like to donate (or sell) it for the project, email me. I cover shipping!
Meg Pierce, who sent the first enormous box of lace early on, which seemed to inspire others. Sadly I did not photograph each piece in this early trove. The first Lamentation works are comprised of much from her collection.
Christine Aaron, Jodi Colella, Susan Ernst, Heide Follin, Milisa Galazzi, Natalya Khorover, Karen Kalkstein, Andrea Kantrowitz, Jacki Loreio, Cindy MacCollum, Salvatore Marasa, Mary Mattei, Giulia and Manuela Mazzolani, Jill London & Paul Newell, Suzan Shutan, Chip Rutan, more to come......