Pallid Mourning
2023, hand dyed denim with decolorant painting, cotton batting, thread and antique glass mourning button
Thinking about ways to make connection with material processes and content - I found textile decolorant a perfect match for depicting bleaching corals, as it requires heat to make the image bleach into the fabric, the same way climate change and warming waters cause corals to bleach. The mourning button is from the 1800’s, used on clothing worn after someone has passed away.

Exhibition History

Claims of Harm, School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s SITE Galleries, Chicago, IL

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