My abstract works take craft into a new contemporary art context. The forms such as knitting, crochet, and weaving take on the materiality of electrical cabling like extension cords, ethernet cables, and audio cables. My fiber art breaks free of feminine connotations by using these unconventional materials and allows me to explore my identity as a feminist who values the heritage of traditional craft in a novel way.
Each piece is one of a kind, knitted or woven together by hand with carefully chosen cables to create abstract forms. With a fiber artist’s perspective and inspiration from the different cables that I find, I discover various techniques that cooperate with the medium to make interesting contemporary fiber works.
Texture and form motivate the abstractions that these cables are knotted into, but they also gain additional meaning from the medium. My designs bring new life and new discourse about the cables that are becoming obsolete as society goes wireless. The cables that are normally behind the furniture, under the rug, or in the walls become a point of focus through my work. And the satisfying repetitive forms are made to contrast the tangled mess of cables that is often experienced in everyday life.
These pieces convey a sentimentality of the evolution of technology while also expressing a fun and bright exploration of crafted form.