The Lace Archive
Check out the project website for more images and further info.
The Lace Archive is an historical community archive that grew out of the many donations sent to me for my projects.
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 donations, along with the contributors and their stories, have become integral to my work. Their names and narrative are included in exhibitions of the work.
The Lace Archive is currently on view in digital form at my solo exhibition at 3S Artspace through November 13, 2022, and formerly at my shows at Jane St. Art Center spring 2022, Garrison Art Center in September 2021. The Archive is an ongoing project, only a small portion is up on the site, as I continue to document all the amazing donations and stories.
During the 2020 quarantine I was working on recent family lace projects and posted images on social media. Soon after, boxes of lace began arriving from friends and from strangers around the country. As this continued, I recognized it as an important historical community archive, and a project in itself, and the Lace Archive was founded. Each donation is photographed, measured, and archived before being dyed and/or incorporated into a work. Recent installations are made wholly and in part from donated lace.
If you have lace and would like to donate (or sell) for the project, please contact me. I cover shipping! I am eternally grateful for the thousands of pieces of lace sent up to now.