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29TH ANNUAL

2016 EXHIBIT CATALOG


THE 29TH ANNUAL

N AT I O N A L CO N T E M P O R A R Y C R A F T CO M P E T I T I O N + E X H I B T I O N

ARTS COUNCIL ARTS CENTER FEBRUARY 5 - APRIL 1, 2016


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 29th annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 29th year, the exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Drawing over 800 submissions from across the United States this year, 61 works were selected by juror Elizabeth Kozlowski for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Elizabeth Kozlowski is the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Prior to joining HCCC, Kozlowski served as the Windgate Curatorial Fellow at Arizona State University Art Museum. During her time at ASU, she co-curated a national traveling exhibition, Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft. In 2010, she organized two major exhibitions for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference. She has also acted as Assistant Preparator for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and as the Gallery Director for Florida Craftsmen, Inc. Kozlowski has a Masters with Honors in museum studies through the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and a BFA in studio art-ceramics from Florida Atlantic University. SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Greater Denton Arts Council would like to express our gratitude to the Exhibitions & Education Committee and the GDAC Board of Directors for their contributions to the organization and its quality exhibitions. Special thanks to Georgia Leach Gough for her innovation and continued inspiration and Elizabeth Kozlowski for acting as this year’s juror. We also wish to express our appreciation to all artists who entered and our congratulations to those chosen to be in the show. This exhibition is funded in part by the City of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


J U R O R S TAT E M E N T It was a difficult task to choose from over 800 submissions and I am continually in awe of human inspiration as it translates into artistic practice. Whether driven by functionality or aesthetics, each object was carefully selected for its deftness of material, skill and form - a superb representation of American craft in the 21st century. It was a pleasure to serve as the 2016 Juror for Materials: Hard +Soft. I hope the audience will enjoy this decadent feast of objects. Elizabeth Kozlowski, Curator 2016 Materials: Hard & Soft Juror

2016 JUROR AWARDS $1,000 Ray & Georgia Gough Grand Prize Juror Award Holland Houdek, Encrusted Penile Reserection (Hyperbolic - Implants Series IV) $750 Suzanne Faris, Smitten Kittens $500 Colby Parsons, Landscape #2 $250 Sam Bateman, Branching Out


JUROR AWARDS 2016


IVONNE ACERO COPPELL, TX “ M y work is ba sed on memories of o ccu rrences, p eo p l e, p l a ces a nd s p a ces f ro m my p l ace o f o ri gi n B o go tá , Co lombia and my pare nt ’s l i vel i ho o d, a c l o t hi ng f a c to r y. Tho s e re co l l e c t i o n s h ol d n otio n s o f h ome, self-identifica tio n, na t i o n, a nd b el o ng i ng. M y i dent i t y i s al way s i n fl u x, b u t I retain a se nse of se lf and b el o ng i ng w i t h t ho s e em o t i o na l a t t a c hm ent s.”

Po i n t s o f At t a chm e n t, 2 0 1 5 p o r k g u t, t hre ad, s e w i ng t r i ms a n d n otion s 8 ’ x 4 ’, site based


VALERIE BANES HANCOCK CORINTH, TX “Co ok ing is an i nteg ra l pa r t o f my l i fe a nd i t s eem s na t ural t h a t I am d raw n to items tha t are ce nte re d on s er v i ng fo o d a nd dri nk . By c rea t i ng f u nc t i o n al al te re d s e r v in g wa re, I hop e to inspire p eopl e to s l ow dow n, exa m i ne a nd enjoy, w h i l e re sto ri n g, c rea ting or sim p l y em b ra c i ng t he b o nds b et ween f a m i l y an d f ri e n d s.”

D e can te r, 2015 th rown and altere d p orce l a in , con e 1 0 s o da fi re d 9 . 5 " x 5" x 5"


KENNETH BASKIN LAKE CHARLES, LA “I a m e x plo rin g the inte gra tion of ac tua l a nd a bs t ra c ted m a c hi ne p a r t s i nto ho mo l o g o us inte rre l a tio n sh ips. Metaphorically, my s c u l pt u res reflec t a s p ec t s o f t hes e i nterre l a t i o n s throu gh : bala n ce, instabilit y, te nsion a nd ea s e. I t i s t hro u g h t hi s dyna m i c o f pus h an d p ul l, give a n d ta ke, th a t the sp ontane it y an d s t ru c t u ri ng o f t hes e i ntera c t i o ns t a kes p l ace.”

A r t i f a c t S e ri e s “Co n n ec te d ” , 2 0 1 3 s aggar and mi d- fi re d Sto ne ware & Steel Pl ate 10 ” x 2 8 ” x 8 ”


SAM BATEMAN EVERETT, WA “As a wo o d ar ti st sp ec ializ ing in mak i ng s c u l pt u ra l s p o o ns, I a m m o t i va ted by t h e e n d l e ss p os s i b i l ities o f w ha t a sp o on might b eco m e — no t a s a n o b jec t o f pra c t i ca l u t i l i t y, b ut o n e o f ar tistic expression. " Branching O u t ", s eem ed a n a p t t i t l e fo r t hi s s p o o n wi t h t wo o ffs e t b owls— l i ke s eed p o ds — ea c h o n s epa ra te ha ndl e e x te n si o n s.”

Bran c h i ng O ut , 2 014 S aba h ebony 1 2. 75 " x 1.125" x 4. 25"


AUDREY BELL PENLAND, NC “ Th e m ost ban a l ma te rials have the p ower to l o ca te u s i n hi s to r y, b e t hey s to ne to o l s, e a rl y d eco ra tive ar ts, or a discarded p o l a ro i d. I m a ke p o r t ra i t s t ha t a ro u s e a m a te ri al s e n s i t i v it y, d isplay ca ses tha t stimu la te t he m em o r y o f to u c h a nd a c t i o n, t he de s i re to dee p l y pic ture an exp e rie nce separa te f ro m o ne’s ow n.”

Mary as a child, 2014 oil on pan e l, b ra s s, wood, p l as t i c di no s au r, co r k , p l ex i gl as s, s t rin g, l eath er 6 .2 5 " x 4 . 5 " x 1 . 2 5 "


MARY BLACK JAMAICA PLAIN, MA “ I h a n d build ce ramic forms tha t I feel co nnec ted to o r t ha t I b el i eve i n, o n l y to q ui c k l y s h i f t in to d o ubt and hesita tion on how o t her s w i l l p ercei ve t hem . M y wo rk i s a re fl e c t i o n a n d resp onse of tr ying to bal a nce t he p o s i t i ve a nd neg a t i ve em o t i o ns an d b ui l d an a ccep t a n ce fo r b o t h .�

M i d sec t i on, 2015 M idra nge porcel a in , u n d e rg l a ze d e c al s, u nd e rgl aze p e nc i l, gl aze, l u s ter 1 4 " x 13" x 15"


DIEDRICK BRACKENS LONG BEACH, CA “ U n i co rn Ken te pay s homage to the inf a m o u s ‘ Uni co rn t a p es t ri es’ w hi l e ju x t a p o s i n g refe re nces to va riou s te x tile traditions s u c h a s qu i l t i ng a nd s t ri p weav i ng o f tec h n i q ue s of We s t Africa . A nothe r p oint of refe re nce i s co ntem p o ra r y qu eer c u l t u re. Thi s wo rk m e d i a tes o n issues of repre se nta tion, hea l i ng / m endi ng, a nd hybri di t y.”

Un i co rn Ke n te , 2 0 1 4 h and wove n and s e w n f abr i c ; hand dyed cotton , a n d com me rc i al l y d ye d co t to n, ny l o n, and acr y l ic yarn s 72" x 72"


YU-CHI CHIEN ROCHESTER, NY “ I d raw i nspira tion from ever y s to r y a nd det a i l o f l i fe a ro u nd m e. I enj oy co m b i n i n g differen t ma te rial to explore ever y p o s s i bi l i t y o n wo rk . I repres ent my i de a n o t o n l y i n jewe lr y form bu t also in da i l y o b jec t o r s c u l pt u re a nd t r y to no t l i mi t my se l f.”

M ou n tai n, 2015 s i lve r 3 . 5" x 2.5" x .75"


EVANGELOS COURPAS LIBERTY, SC “ Th e ch a ra c ter o f wo o d is an inte gral p a r t o f my des i g n p ro ces s. M y c u rrent pi e ce s inco rp o ra te rived e lements into the wo rk , ret a i ni ng t he u ndu l a t i ng s p l i t s u r f a ce l e f t by the f ro e. My wo o dwork ing te chniques rel y o n t ra di t i o na l ha nd to o l s a nd wo o dwo rk i n g m a ch i nes th a t span from the preindu s t ri a l to t he p res ent.�


CHRIS CUNNINGHAM RIVER OAKS, TX “ Th is is the 5 th c re a tion of t he “Co ha bi t a t i o n S eri es” w hi c h to m e rep re se n t s s o me q ualities o f the rela tionship I have w i t h my w i fe. We have o u r ow n t wo wo rl d s, f ami l i e s, f ri en d s, an d priorities. I see the t u b es a s o u r co nnec t i o ns a nd t he w i ndow s are o ur e ye s a do ri ng e ac h o t h e r.”

Co h ab ita t i on - Ado re , 2013 s to n e ware, whee l th row n a n d ex t ru d e d fi re d to co ne 1 0 1 8 " x 15" x 5"


LAURA DOBROTA NELSONVILLE, OH “ Work i ng with fi b er a s I am sewing, weav i ng, o r a s s em b l i ng, g i ves m e a gra t i f y in g sen se of me dita tive rhy thm i n s p a ce a nd t i m e. I s t a r t w i t hi n t he cen te r a s a bird m ight b e gin a ne st. Then a g row t h em erg es fo r wa rd, fo l l ow i ng a c i rc u l a r pa th , collapsing onto itse lf i n t he end.”

Un ti tl e d, 2 0 1 5 tex t i l e s, s mal l ceram ic bal l s 4 2" x 4 2 " x 6 "


CHRIS ANNIE CUNNINGDUDGEON HAM EDGERTON, WI RIVER OAKS, TX

“ Transforming me tal ign i tes i nner p ower a nd o ffer s s o l a ce a nd p e ace. M y wo rk e x hibits th e mark of the make r in u nrefined, o rg a ni c way s i nco rp o ra t i ng na t ure i n s p i re d m i xed med ia. I t pay s homage to mem o ri es a nd ho no r s l i ves o f t he p a s t by i mmo r t al i z i n g “ This is the 5th c rea tion of the Cohabita tionI tS eries represents of tthe simple trea sures. rep reswhich ent s to a jomeu rney o f res isome l i encequalities an d g row h .”

rela tionship I have with my wife. We have our own t wo worlds, families, friends, and priorities. I see the tub es a s our connec tions and the window s are our eyes adoring each other.”

I n th e Mo ng, a2015 Po int s ourni f Att c h m e n t , 2 015 co p pe r,gu brass, otha,d, wood, Pork t, thclre s e wpianp ge r trim s a nd notions 1 5 " x 7.25" x 1.5" 8’ x 4 ’, si te ba s e d


JOY ELLIS FORT WORTH, TX “ Th i s p i ece is a b o ut the slow and painfu l pro ces s o f endi ng a rel a t i o ns hi p. Al l i m ag e s we re s ho t w i t h a pin h o le came ra handmade fro m a m a tc hb ox a nd 3 5 - m i l l i m eter fil m . Th e g e l a t i n s ilve r p rin ts a re mou nte d inside of the m a tc hb oxes s ym b o l i z i ng t he des i re to b eco m e smal l a nd o u t o f sigh t. The b oxes also sy mb ol i ze t he feel i ng o f b ei ng t ra pp ed i ns i de o f yo ur g ri e f. Als o co ntain ed in the ma tchb oxe s are fra g m ent s o f jo u rna l ent ri es.�

A S l ow B urn , 2 0 1 5 fou n d me t al b ox w i t h g e l at i n s i l ve r p i nh ol e im ages 8" x 5" x 5"


SUZANNE FARIS FORT COLLINS, CO “I n my exp e rience, b oth memories a nd drea m s a re ri c h w i t h di fferent k i nd s o f t rut h an d rea l i t y - th a t which is e a sily acce ssed a nd ex pl a i ned a nd t ha t w hi c h ca n o nl y b e un d e r sto o d th ro ugh th e metaphor and abstra c t i o n t he m i nd a l l ow s. M y a r t wo rk i nten d s to e x p l o re q u estio n s rela te d to significance, p ercep t i o n, a nd ex p ec t a t i o n i n t he co ntex t o f a me mo r y em pl oyi ng t he o rg a ni za t i on o f a d re am.�

S m itten K i t tens, 2014 f a bri c, steel, wo od, foa m , s ou n d 3 6 " x 7 2" x 72"


NATALIE FRIEDMAN LEWISVILLE, TX “I u s e l ayerin g to engage the viewer by t he “p u s h a nd pu l l ” o f t he eye t hro u g h t h e inte rp l ay o f co lo r and te x tu re and the ju x t a p o s i t i o n o f t ra ns pa rent a nd o pa qu e p a ss ag e s. I love wa tch in g a viewer lo ok and lo ok a g a i n, ea c h t i m e s eei ng s o m et hi ng new p e e k i n g o ut f ro m b en ea th th e su r face.”

S a ch i ' s G ard e n , 2 0 1 5 Ar t Q uilt: Mach in e s titch in g a n d hand e mbro i d e r y o n v i nt age ki mo n o an d oth er fa bri c, couching on ch ir im e n cordi ng, w i t h l ace, r i b bo n, b e ad s, ap pl iqu és, trim , and a fo u n d objec t. 25" x 21"


ERIN FURIMSKY BLOOMINGTON, IL “ I u s e clay to reconstru c t e lements of f u nc t i o na l do m es t i c fo rm s, a b s t ra c t i ng t h e i r f am i l i ar ro l e s. My investiga tion encompa sse s n o t o nl y t he a es t het i c qua l i t i es o f reco g ni zab l e o b j e c t s, bu t a l s o th eir sym b olic func tions withi n o u r l i ves. I ex p l o re w here t hes e t wo re al ms ove rl ap, and wha t happ ens w hen t he deco ra t i ve a s p ec t b eco m es t h e f un c t i o n .�

Es sen tial /No ns en s ical, 2015 wh i te ear thenwa re, m u l tip l e fi r in g s, f ab r i c 1 6 " x 3 4" x 6"


CARRIE GARROTT MCKINNEY, TX “Hydra ngea G rid evolved from my j e we l r y wo rk s u s i ng flower s, i n w hi c h t he flowe r s rep re s en t th e fragilit y and prec iou snes s o f l i fe. “Hydra ng ea G ri d” i s a fo c u s o n t h e indi v i d ua l b eaut y and u niqueness of ea c h p et a l u s i ng a g ri d fo rm a t to di s pl ay “many ” w h i l e keepin g th e autonomy of each in di v i dua l.”

Hyd ra n g ea G ri d , 2 0 1 5 Hydrange a Pe t al s, pl as t i c, s te e l, strin g, board 4 1" x 4 1 " x 2 "


JOHN GARROTT MCKINNEY, TX “ My work fo cu se s on pa thway s t hro u g h s pa ce a nd t ra ns ference. I a m i n te re s te d i n c re a tin g vessels and j ewelr y tha t u t i l i ze u ni qu e p o s i t i ve a nd neg a t i ve s pa ce s. I o f te n use elo n ga ted sp ou ts to e mpha size pa t hway s a nd t ra ns i t i o ns f ro m o ne pl a ce to an o t h e r. I h ave recently b e en u tiliz ing a flayed effec t i n my des i g ns. The o p eni ng s fe e l a s i f t h e y a re b ein g pulled op e n and stretc hed. The m o s t s a t i s f yi ng a s p ec t o f my wo rk i s i n t h e pro ces s, b o t h des i g n a nd f ab ri ca t i o n .�

Flay Ve s s el and R ing S e t , 2014 b ras s 5 " x 7 " x 2"


JENNIFER LEE HALLSEY SAVANNAH, GA “ My work is an ex pre ssion of pro ce ss. I a m ca p t i va ted by w ha t i s l o s t, w ha t i s g ai n e d, a nd w h a t ch an ge s with e ve r y developm ent. M y wo rk i s no t s i m p l y a re - p res ent a t i o n o f s om e t h in g already in place. The form i s no l o ng er t he o bjec t ( s ) p res ented, b u t i s ins te a d th e rela ti onships b e t we en eac h s tep.”

Co p i e s o f copi e s, 2 0 1 5 1 8 k go l d, F D M p l as t i c, wax , go l d-pl ated steel 1 .5 " x 1 . 1 " x . 3 5 "


ERIKA LYNNE HANSON PHOENIX, AZ “ I n 2013 I b egan visiting Na tional Park s, v i a my l a p to p. Is t here a di fference i n m e m o r y o f a pl a ce p hy sically visite d ve rsu s an of ten v i ewed i m a g e o f t hi s p l a ce? Thi s pro jec t i nve s t i g a te s t h e med ia tion of e xp erience ; whi l e co ns i deri ng no t i o ns o f co ns t a nt co nne c t i vi t y, te x t i l e prac tice s, na t u ra l s pa ces, voyeu ri s m , no s t a l g i a , an d me mo r y.�

Th e p ark w i l l cont inue to e va lua te t h e b e st l o ca t i o n a n d t h e b e st v i e w : fie l d s, 2 0 1 5 woven linen, red wood fra m e, ce d a r s he l f, l as e r j e t pr i nt s 1 0 0" x 96" x 20"


ANNE JENNIFER HAVEL LEE HALLSEY PAWLET, VT

“Cu r re nt bra in- dom i n ati n g subjec t mat te r is ex pl o re d t hro u gh my e name l ing p ur s ui ts. P la n e t degra dat ion i s a freq uent m i n d dist u rbance. Having par t ic ipate d in e ve nts re late d to wa r, the e nviron m ent, an d h um an right s, t he wo rk is an at te mpt at re so l vi n g i n n e r t ur b ul ence t hrou gh abstrac t d rawi n g s and ho pe fu l l y o ffe rs a pl at fo rm fo r spe c ulati on a n d d i s c u s s ion.”

SAVANNAH, GA

“ My work is an ex pre ssion of pro ce ss. I a m ca p t i va ted by w ha t i s l o s t, w ha t i s g ai n e d, a nd w h a t ch an ges with e ve r y development. M y woc rk i s nod t&s i st m pl - pres ent ba ton i o ne s,o f 2 0 1 5 ra cke a iyn ae drese ri e s: s om e t h in g alread y in place. The forms te i s rno l o ngco er ppe t he r,o bjec ented, l i ng, brast (s,s ) epres name l, fibreu ts ci sal e, n ickel, ins te a d th e rela tionships b e t we en each s tep.” fo u nd s te e l s tove p i p e, b e ac h wood, l acqu er

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SUZANNE HESH TUCSON, AZ “ I ’m a tex tile a r tist b ecause it ha s b een t he m edi u m t ha t ha s b een c l o s es t to my l i fe, al l o f my life. I t ’s a p ositive challe nge to c rea te m ea ni ngf u l a r t f ro m a m a teri a l t h a t i s ub i q ui to us, a n c ient, b e nign, comple x and a cces s i bl e. S av i ng t he wo rl d, o ne s t i tc h a t a t i m e.”

H X X D3 , 2015 f abri c, acr y lic 7 5 " x 160"


HOLLAND JENNIFER ANNE HOUDEK LEE HAVEL HALLSEY IOWA CITY, PAWLET, VT IA

“ This serie s foc u ses on m ed i c al i m pla nt s, t he bo dy, and e mbo die d ex pe rie nce. Th e s e “Cu r re nt bra in- dom i n ati n g subjec t mat te r is ex pl o re d t hro u gh my e name l ing p ur s ui ts. ha n d - fa bric ated o bjec ts glor i fy th e highl y individu al and pe rso nal nat u re o f p ros th e s i s P l a n e t degra dat i o n i s a frequent m i n d dist u rbance. Having par t ic ipate d in e ve nts re late d a n d su rgerie s, w h i le evoki n g n oti o n s o f me me nto mo ri and t he fragil e nat u re of th e to wa r, t he e nviron m ent, an d h um an right s, t he wo rk is an at te mpt at re so l vi n g i n n e r hu ma n form. Us in g real m edi c al i m p l ant s as inspirat io n, I have re - inve nte d a n d t ur b ul ence t hrough abstrac t d rawi n g s and ho pe fu l l y o ffe rs a pl at fo rm fo r spe c ulati on a n d ex a g g e rated these d ev i ces fo r i m ag i n e d bo die s. The inte nt io n is fo r vie we rs to con s i d e r d i s c us s ion.” t h e i r ow n phys ic ali t y an d to v i suali ze t he abse nt anato mie s impl ie d by t he wor k ” ““ My My work work is is an an ex ex pre pre ssion ssion of of pro pro ce ce ss. ss. II aa m m ca ca pp tt ii va va ted ted by by w w ha ha tt ii ss ll oo ss t, t, w w ha ha tt ii ss gg ai ai nn ee d, d, aa nd w h a t ch an ge s with e ve r y developm ent. M y wo rk i s no t s i m pl y a re pres ent a t i o n nd w h a t ch an ge s with e ve r y developm ent. M y woc rk i s nod t&s i st m pl - pres ent ba ton i o ne s,oo ff 2 0 1 5 ra cke a iyn ae drese ri e s: Asins yplace. me t rical Mamm p l all oostng y er ( Hy p e rb o l i c - pres Im p ented, l a n t s Sbbeuuritt eii sss I V ) , 2 0 1 5 ss om ii ssono tt he om ee tt hh in in gg already already in place. The The form forms te ngco er ppe he r,oo bjec bjec ented, rnol i ng, brastt ((s,ss )) epres name l, fi re sc al e, n ickel, ins te a d th e rela ti onships H a n d b e fa t we b r en ic ated eac h s co tep.” ppe r, pi e rce d, t wo s i l i co ne bre ast im pl ants, ins te a d th e rela ti onships b e t we en eac h s tep.”

SAVANNAH, GA

fo u nd s te e l s tove p i p e, b e ac h wood, l acqu er ii ee ss- bl o facopi 2 0 1 5a Swarov s ki c r y s t al s ( 1 ,2 6 7 ) ,Co sted,ee s, patin Cob epp3ad .2 5o"f xcopi 3 . 2 5s," 2x 0.155" 11 88 kk go 1 .7 5,, "go 0. 7 5ated " x 7steel .25" go ll d, d, FF DD M M pp ll as as tt ii c, c, wax wax gox ll1d-pl d-pl ated steel 11 .5 .5 "" xx 11 .. 11 "" xx .. 33 55 ""


HOLLAND HOUDEK IOWA CITY, IA “ Th is serie s fo cuse s on medica l i m pl a nt s, t he b o dy, a nd em b o di ed ex p e ri e n ce. Th e se ha nd -fabrica ted obj e c ts glorify the hi g hl y i ndi v i dua l a nd p er s o na l na t u re o f p ro s t h e s i s an d s urgeries, while evok ing notions o f m em ento m o ri a nd t he f ra g i l e na t u re o f t h e hum an fo rm . Usin g real me dical implants a s i ns p i ra t i o n, I have re - i nvented a nd exa g g e ra te d t h e se d e vi ces fo r imagine d b o dies. The intent i o n i s fo r v i ewer s to co ns i der t hei r ow n p hy s i cal i t y and to v i s ua l i ze t he a bs ent a na to m i es i m p l i ed by t h e wo rk �

Enc ru sted Peni l e Re s e re c t io n (Hy p e rb o l i c - Im p l a n t s S e ri e s IV ) , 2 0 1 5 H an d- fabric ated cop p e r, p ie rce d, p e ni l e i mp l ant, Swa rovski cr y st a l s ( 1, 106) , b e a d -b l as te d, pat i na 1 .2 5 " x 10" x 11 "


SARAH JENNIFER ANNE HROVOSKI LEE HAVEL HALLSEY BALTIMORE, PAWLET, VT MD

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SAVANNAH, GA

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SUSAN IVERSON MONTPELIER, VA “ M y recen t tap e stries are pure visual rea c t i o ns to my o b s er va t i o ns o f t hi s env i ro n me n t a s I move th ro ugh it - space s fla tte n, a c t i o ns s hi f t a nd co l o r s a l ter a s t hey a re e x p e ri e n ce d m omen t by mo me nt. The se nse of p l a ce a nd my a t t a c hm ent to t he env i ro nme n t are m aj o r a s p ec t s o f t h i s wo rk .”

Even in g R hy t hm s , 2013 Ta pe s tr y (wool a n d s il k on l in e n war p) , e mbro i d e r y 3 0 .5 " x 62" x 8"


LAURA KANTE LITTLE ELM, TX “ My work uses th e fib e rs pro cesse s of c ro c het a nd weav i ng to ex pres s t he pa ra d ox i cal na rra t i ve o f th e hu man condition: the co nt i nu o u s i nterp l ay b et ween t he i nternal wo rl d o f m e n t a l / spiritua l pro cessing and the ex terna l wo rl d o f ex p eri ence. I n Pa s s a g e, vi n t ag e ta b l e cl o th mo tifs combine with c ro cheted net t i ng i n a co m p o s i t i o n a b o u t m ov i n g t h ro ug h .�

Pa ssag e , 2 0 1 3 c ro c he te d l i ne n and de co ns t ru c ted tabl ecl oth 60" x 60" x .25"


ELAINE KINNAIRD BIRMINGHAM, AL “ My ar t is like j az z , a sk ille d improv i s a t i o n f u el ed by i nterna l a nd ex terna l st i mul i t h a t c rea tes a pie ce tha t i s a b o u t t he feel i ng a nd ex p eri ence o f t h e aud i e n ce”

M o th Love, 2015 t h read 3 " x 7 " x 4"


QING LIU SAN ANTONIO, TX “ My O v um S eries i s par t of my Tre es and B ra nc hes s eri es t ha t a re do ne o n va ri o us me d i a s u c h a s used tea bags, p orcelain, eggshel l s, a nd co rru g a ted ca rdb o a rds. They b e g an w i t h an inqu i r y. Af ter 15 ye ars of self- consc iou s l y m erg i ng i nto a no t her c u l t u re, I wo nd e r i f I s t i l l rem e m b er wh ere my ro ot is. The su bj ec t o f my draw i ng, t rees a nd bra nc hes, i s a p e rman e n t s y m b ol in “ S h a n -shui H ua”, Chine se ink a nd bru s h l a nds ca p e p a i nt i ng s. Thes e frag m e n t al e le m e n t s fro m my pa st are reinvented a nd t ra ns fo rm ed i nto a bra nd na m e. Tho u g h b a s h f ul l y di m i nu tive in sca le the y are homeopa t hi c a t tem pt a t reg enera t i ng a nd redefini n g a d e l i ca te, p o e t i c, stro n g a n d reflec tive of an anc i ent c u l t u re a nd i t s i dent i t y.”

O v u m S e ri e s, 2 0 1 5 s u mi i nk on eggsh el l 2 " x 1 .5 " x 1 . 5 " (each )


AMANDA MADRIGAL MIAMI, FL “A ma n d a Madrigal is inte re s ted i n ex p l o ri ng t he m i nd- b o dy co nnec t i on an d ut i l i ze s rep etitive and lab or-inte nsive tec hni qu es i n her wo rk to p l ay w i t h i de a s ab o ut h ow m a teri a l i t y a nd t i m e rel a te to t he hu m an e x p e ri e n ce.�

Cu r tain Cal l , 201 5 e mbroi d er y on fa b r ic, b a l l ch a in 2 3 " x 3 6"


JOE MUENCH AMES, IA “ Th i s s c ulpture is par t of an ongoing s eri es b u i l t a ro u nd t hem es o f “ tes t i ng”. I t ap p e ar s he l d i n a susp en de d sta te of transition , s to p p ed m o t i o n, s to p p ed t i m e, s u g g es t i n g a p a ra d ox: a seemingly hard and resilient s teel b o dy a p p ea r s to b e s o f t a nd pl i an t, y ie l d i n g to, yet sur viving intense dyna m i c m ec ha ni ca l fo rces.”

D rawn , 2 0 1 5 hand fo r me d, f abr i c ate d s te e l, brass, paint 30" x 7.5" x 3"


TAMAR NAVAMA DENTON, TX “ Eruptio n Bracele t is ab out J u x tap o s i t i o n. J u x t a p o s i t i o n b et ween m a teri a l s, p ro ce ss an d tec hn i ques. Fin e me talsmithing along w i t h p l a s t i c ca s t i ng a re u s ed to m a ni p u l a te, re p ro d uce a n d re - purp o se the sk in, pa tterns a nd tex t u res. Thes e p ro ces s es hi g hl i g ht t h e g e o m e t ri c, m a n - mad e sur face s of fine metalwork i n co nt ra s t to t he a m o rphi c, na t u ra l s h ap e s f ro m t h e sk ins. How ou r c u l t u re rel a tes to s k i n? How m a teri a l ho l d s me mo r y ? �

Eruption B racel e t No. 2, 2015 s i lve r, plastic 3 . 2" x 3.2" x 3.75"


ELLEN NOVEMBER SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA “I a m f a sc in a ted by pa ttern and shap e. Co m b i ni ng my l i fe l o ng p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n q ui l t i n g w i t h t he graph ic na tu re of maps and my pho to g ra p hy, I c rea te a r t qu i l t s w i t h car to g rap h i c the m e s. I brin g in 'up c ycled', re -pu rp o s ed s hi r t s. M a k i ng s o m et hi ng o u t o f a ca s t o ff i s my way of h o n o rin g ou r plane t.”

LAX 2, 2015 f ab r i c, t hre ad, pho to s pr i nte d onto fabric 52" x 30"


HEATHER NUBER BLOOMINGTON, IN “ My work is an explora tion of m a teri a l s a nd a n ex p res s i o n o f rel a t i o n al d y n am i c s. I t i s a n investiga tion of inte riors and ex teri o r s - w ha t i s v i s i b l e ver s u s w ha t rem ai n s h i d d e n . S ur fa ce pa tte rns and intima te det a i l s a re dev i ces I u s e to reflec t w ha t we c h o o se to revea l o r co ncea l i n o u r re l a t i o n s h i p s.”

B a rrier R i ng and B ro o c h S e t , 2014 p i nk i vor y, steel, s te r l in g s il ve r 4 . 5 " x 3" x 2.5”


PHILANA OLIPHANT TYLER, TX “ S t re ngth , Weak n e ss, Reversal, Re solve, Per s evera nce, Fa i t h. M y wo rk i s t he Ev i d e n ce.”

1 0 4 Ye ars, 2 0 1 5 s te e l, hand- c u t y u po paper 15" x 9" x 16"


BRENTON PAFFORD WASHINGTON, DC “At th e interse c tion b et wee n g enera t i o ns t hi ng s a re l o s t. D o m es t i c i te ms l o se t h e i r p o ten c y in daily life, and rarel y a re o bjec t s c rea ted, m a nu f a c t u red, o r b o ug h t w i t h in ten tions to sp end a qual i t y a m o u nt o f t i m e w i t h t hem , ca re fo r t h e m , an d p a ss th em a long to you nger ge ne ra t i o ns. The wo rk I c rea te i s a rea c t i o n to t h i s re al i t y.”

S k i llet, 2014 p o rcela in 2 5 " x 1 3"


COLBY PARSONS DENTON, TX “ My work with v ideo and ceramics c re a tes a n i nter s ec t i o n b et ween t he p hy s i ca l an d t h e im m a teria l. Th e scu lpture and the video a re i nterdep endent, w i t h nei t her o ne co m p l e te w i t h ou t th e o th er. I am inte re ste d in c rea t i ng a k i nd o f hybri d a r t wo rk t ha t bri n g s to g e t her elemen ts tha t in conve ntional term s m i g ht s eem o p p o s ed.�

La n d scap e # 2 , 2 0 1 4 g l aze d s to ne ware, s te e l bas e, pro j e c te d v ideo l oop 5 2" x 8 3 x 1 5 "


SHARON PORTELANCE SOUTH PORTLAND, ME “ Th e B o d y : e phemeral ye t se emi ng l y p erm a nent, del i ca te yet res i l i ent. Th i s wo rk i s a hybrid iza tio n of forms and pa tte rns fo u nd i ns i de t he b o dy. By rel o ca t i ng i n te rn al fo rms to the ex te rior of t he b o dy, I c rea te t he o pp o r t u ni t y to eng ag e w i t h an d co ntem pl a te t he s y s te ms o f l i fe.”

G rey M a t ter # 3 , 2 014 s te rli ng silver, ste e l coate d c a b l e 4 " x 4 " on a 38" c a b l e


LEISA RICH ATLANTA, GA “I a m a n Exp erime ntalist. My backgrou nd i s i n fib er a r t : M FA- UNT Fi b er s ; a nd BFA an d B of Ed d egrees. Re ce nt obsession is 3 D pri nt i ng a nd way s to co m b i ne fib er pro ce s se s an d m a te ri a ls w ith it. I e xplore p ossibilities, m a ni pu l a te new m a teri a l s a nd tec hni q ue s in u ni n ten d ed way s, and continuously c ha l l eng e my s el f.�

To l b a ch i k ' s Cu p Coral , 2 0 1 4 3D printing, free motion stitching, poured resin: plant-based, biodegradable plastic, fabric, ar tist original photo heat transfer, thread, resin, other mixed media 48" x 70" x 5"


JENNA LEIGH RICHARDS CHAMPAIGN, IL “ Th e failed k nit se rie s are incom pl ete k ni t t i ng pro jec t s t ha t a re re - i m a g i n e d a s ce rami c scu l p ture. Th e works u tilize d clay a s a m ea ns to pres er ve i nfo rm a t i o n t hro u g h s l i p d i p p i n g. Pa r t i a l l y- k n itted obj e c ts are dipp ed in s l i p a nd fired, c rea t i ng t he i l l u s i o n o f foss i l i ze d c l o t h ing with phy s i ca l p ro p er t i es o f c l ay a nd v i s ua l pro p e r t i e s o f fi b e r.”

A b by's O wl Swea te r, Faile d Knit S e ri e s, 2 0 1 4 e a r th e nware cera m ic 6 " x 1 5 " x 20"


JENNA LEIGH RICHARDS CHAMPAIGN, IL Cups, 2 0 1 3 ke rafl ex p o rce l ai n s he e t s, handmad e cotton paper 2" x 8" x 10"


KATHLEEN GUSS & STEPHEN ROBISON ELLENSBURG, WA

“O b j ec ts o f use have a common lang ua g e, w hi c h a n a u di ence ca n a pp rec i a te an d re l a te to. O u r in ten t is to c re a te tac tile qualit i es i n t hes e o b jec t s t ha t o ffer a n i nt i m a te re l a t i o n sh i p w i t h th e user and provide the obj e c t s w i t h a n i nna te va l u e. G enera t i ng a p l e a surab l e an d re fle c tive exp e ri ence c rea tes new c ha l l eng es w i t h ea c h o b j e c t m ad e.”

Ta ll B ox Form , 20 14 p o rcela in wood, s od a fi re d 1 7 " x 5 " x 5"


VICKIE SEDMAN PHILADELPHIA, PA “D u ri ng th e pa st 1 2 years my work ha s i nco rp o ra ted a n i nves t i g a t i o n o f t he c re a t i ve an d a e s t he t ic p o ten tial of variou s technolo g i es a nd m a teri a l s. Tha t i nves t i g a t i o n o f l e ss tra d i t i o n a l, in d us trial, and contemp ora r y m a teri a l s, i nc l u di ng t he s i l i co ne ru bb e r use d in my curren t wo rk , strives to e ngage t he v i ewer i n a n evo ca t i ve ex p eri ence t ha t tra n s ce n d s th e ma terials whe n place d o n t he hu m a n b o dy.�

Ne ck p i e ce 2 1 , 2 0 1 3 s i l i co ne ru bber, sil ver 1 8" x 6 " x 1 . 5 "


MARCIA SELSOR BROWNSVILLE, TX “Cl ay presen ts the challe nge of ma s teri ng c hem i s t r y a s pa r t o f t he c rea t i ve p ro ce s s. Usi n g fo il sa ggars, and salts to e xp a nd my co l o r rep er to i re. I ex p eri m ent w i t h al g ae, fi l te r minerals, rare e ar ths in mu l t i p l e firi ng s to c rea te m o re i nteres t i n g my ste ri o us pa tte rns s u c h a s l i c hen fo rm s o r t he qua l i t y s edi m e n t ar y ro c k .�

M o on D ust , 2014 p o rcelain foil, sa g g a r fi re d 6 " x 7 " x 7"


SUMMER SLEIGHT DENVER, CO “I a m i n terested i n stor y te lling; the sto ri es we tel l ea c h o t her, t he fic t i o ns we we ave fo r a nd a b o ut o urselve s and the presenta t i o n o f t hes e na rra t i ves o n t he b o dy. As a n ar t j e we l e r, I wa n t to pro d uce obj e c ts tha t impac t b o t h wea rer a nd o bs er ver i n t hei r v i s ua l n arra t i ve s a nd i n tera c t in the running stor y of th ei r da i l y l i ves. We a l l m a ke a es t het i c c ho i ce s w h e n we s te p o ut o ur d o or in the morning and s u b jec t o u r ex p eri ence to t he ju dg m en t an d inte ra c tio n o f o thers. I u se ne ga tive sp a ce i n my wo rk to em pha s i ze t he co nnec t i o n o f t h e b o d y to th e ma terials of my work .�

A m mu : Th e G o d o f S m a l l Th i n g s, 2 0 1 4 hand - dye d wo o l fe l t, fi n e sil ver 15'' x 11'' x .75''


SUMMER SLEIGHT DENVER, CO “I a m in teres ted in stor y te lling; t he s to ri es we tel l ea c h o t her, t he fic t i o ns we we ave fo r a n d a b o ut o urse lve s and the presenta t i o n o f t hes e na rra t i ve o n t he b o dy. As a n ar t j e we l e r, I wa nt to pro d uce obj e c ts tha t impac t b o t h wea rer a nd o bs er ver i n t hei r v i s ua l n arra t i ve s an d in terac t i n the running stor y o f t hei r da i l y l i ves. We a l l m a ke a es t het i c c h o i ce s w h e n we step o ut our do or in the mo rni ng a nd s u bjec t o u r ex p eri ence to t he j ud g e me n t an d i nterac tio n o f othe rs. I use ne ga tive s pa ce i n my wo rk to em pha s i ze t he co n n e c t i o n o f t h e b o dy to t he m a teri a l s o f my wo rk .�

Th e Waves, 2015 m i c ro welded ste e l w ire, a cr yl ic s h e e t, bro ke n mi r ro r, ac r y l i c s t ai n, p owder coating 3 ' ' x 2 '' x 2''


DENISE SOKOLSKY DARTMOUTH, MA “ To g e t a s pure a nd a s close to color a s p o s s i b l e, t he s u bs t ra te t ha t my wo rk i s o n i s m i ni m al - a lmo st not the re. The fo cu s i s o n t he s u bjec t, w hi c h b eco m es di s t i nc t w i t h ligh t t ha t is refra c ted from the wall th ro u g h t he fo rm s a nd t ra ns l u cenc y.�

Unfurl , 2015 a ce tate pr i nt s c an n e d f ro m glas s s lide painting 70" x 23"


SUSANNE STEPHENSON ANN ARBOR, MI

“ Th e ima ge s I de al with in the p l a te fo rm s a re f ra g m ented a nd a b s t ra c t. Th e l an d scap e b e co mes co ndense d a s I tr y to exp res s a ver y l a rg e i m a g e co ncept i n t he re l a t i ve l y smal l s pace o f th e p otte r y form. I am co m m i t ted to ex p res s i ng t he v i s ua l energy t h a t I s e e i n na t u re a t a pa r tic u lar time of day or s ea s o n. The i m p a c t o f t hi c k , ju i c y s l i ps a n d e n g o b e s o n my i dea s is imp or tant b ecause of it s p l a s t i c a nd t a c t i l e qua l i t i es. I t hel ps m e p ul l o ut t h e phy s i ca l a nd g es t u re p o s s i b i l i t i es i n my wo rk .”

Entan g l ed G arl i c S ca p e s , 2013 te rra cotta 1 0 " x 1 0" x 3"


JESSICA TECKEMEYER DUBUQUE, IA “ Te c ke m eyer's sculptu re s e xplore psych o l o g i ca l a s p ec t s o f b ei ng hu m a n. Faw n or Fo e II i s a de e r disguised i n a wolf p e lt, its na t u ra l preda to r. D eer a re t i m i d c rea t u res, w h i l e wo l ve s a re a g g ressive by comparison. This pai ri ng rel a tes to m a s k i ng o ne' s c ha ra c ter to ove rco me s om e t h in g o r escap e.”

Faw n o r Fo e I I , 2 0 1 4 c l ay, f abr i c, c as t p o l y u re t hane, gl ass, paint 18" x 27" x 14"


KELLY TEMPLE OKLAHOMA CITY, OK “I have ever b ee n inspired during the a ccent o r des cent w hen flyi ng. I t ’s here w h e re I n o t i ce t h e va rio us comp ositions of the ea r t h’s s u r f a ce. At t hi s di s t a nce i t s i m pl i fi e s i n to a l i n e d raw in g; e ve r y thing is small, qu i et, a nd ca l m . When wo rn, t hes e a eri a l co m p o si t i o n s ca p t u re m o m ent s o f reflec t i o n a nd p e rce p t i o n .”

Re t u rn i ng Ho m e [t wo re movable bro o ch e s w i t h b a se ] , 2 0 1 5 s i lve r, copper, arg e ntiu m m oku m e 1 " x 4 .25" x 4 .25"


JENNIFER WALKER SALEM, MA “A Nor wegia n sh ip captain, a New Eng l a nd c hi l dho o d, a nd a deep l ove fo r t he o ce an al l p lay a ro le in my own stor y. This b o dy o f wo rk i s i nflu enced by l i nea g e a nd o cean t rave l tha t b ro ugh t n o t only go o ds, bu t also my f a m i l y to di s t a nt s ho res.”

O p e n A rc , 2 0 1 5 co t to n th read, steel 5 .5 " x 1 2 " x 2 0 "


M.ROBYN WALL BATON ROUGE, LA “ Th e co n ce pt of home is of ten m o re p l ea s a nt t ha n rea l i t y. Thro u g h s el e c t i ve m e m o r y, exp erien ce s and space s unde rg o c ha ng es. Thi s a ffec t s rem em b ered s t ru c t ure s se e n i n i m ag i n e d s p ace s.”

M y Dad wa s a Ca rp e nte r , 2015 c a s t repurposed p a p e r, va r n is h 1 7 .5 ” x 29 .5” x 29 . 5”


YUGE WANG ROCHESTER, NY “Pl a s t i c co n ta in er s are ve r y common in o u r da i l y ex p eri ences, a nd p eo p l e s p end a l o t o f tim e w ith th em eve n though the y don’t rea l i ze i t. I wa nt ret a i n t hes e m o m ent s, s o I al te r p la s t i c o bjec t in to gla ss which ha s the s i m i l a r v i s ua l c ha ra c ter to l et t hem b eco me a m e m e n to o f life.”

D i sp o sa b l e M e m or y , 2 0 1 5 c a s t i ng gl as s, co mme rc i al p l as t i c s to rage contain er 15'' x 14'' x 10''


BARBARA WEIDELL LUTHER, OK “ I n m any A n c ien t religions the do g wa s a s s o c i a ted w i t h f u nera r y c u s to m s o f te n carr y i n g t h e d e a d to th e n ex t world, e ve ntually s hi f t i ng f ro m ca rr yi ng t he dea d to t he g o d s to b e co mi n g go ds. Ma d ra is an archaic Irish word fo r do g. S he i s t he “O p ener o f t he Way ” h o l d i n g ke y s a nd b o nes p o nderi ng t he pa s s a g e to t h e n e x t wo rl d.”

M ad ra, 2014 s to n e ware, ear th e nwa re, p orce l a in, s i ne w, fo u nd o b j e c t s, w i re, ho r s e h air, bon e 2 0 " x 2 5" x 18"


PEGGY WIEDEMANN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA “A s a fib er a r tist, my work is a little wi l d a nd u nco nvent i o na l. M ovem ent i s a re - o cc urri n g th e m e in my wo rk . Also, my work is ver y o rg a ni c. I a m hav i ng a l o t o f f u n a nd I am p us h i n g my s e l f to exp eriment all the time. A r t fo r m e i s a b o u t b rea k i ng t he ru l es. A r t i s c h an ce. I t i s a l way s sp o n taneou s.”

Ha n g i n g O ut, 2 0 1 3 pi ne ne e dl e s, I r i s h waxe d l i ne n, o l d m etal h ook 84" x 15" x 10"


LOGAN WOODLE CONWAY, SC “Fo o d is a n a rra tive and in the S ou t h we a re g l u t to ns. Thi s hu ng er fo r b o t h m e al an d s to r y a re ro o ted in h a rdships e nde mic to the a g ra ri a n S o u t h. M y wo rk i s a n a rc hi ve o f t h i s hun g e r.”

Cl ab b er Ladl e, 2014 s te rli ng silver 1 4 " x 4" x 4"


LOGAN PEGGY WOODLE WIEDEMANN CONWAY, SC

“Fo o d is a narra tive and in the S outh we are gluttons. This hunger for b oth meal and stor y are ro oted in hardships endemic to the agrarian S outh. My work is an archive of this hunger.”

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Low o n t h e Ho g : G rav y B oa t, 2 0 1 3

“A s a fib er a r tist, my work is a little wi l d a nd u nco nvent i o na l. M ovem ent i s a re - o cc urri n g ve rI am an dp us copp th e m e in my wo rk . Also, my work is ver y o rg a ni c. I a m hav i ng a ste l o t rlo fi nf gu nsialnd h i n eg r x ce. 7" x 4" my s e l f to exp eriment all the time. A r t fo r m e i s a b o u t b rea k i ng t he ru l es. A r t i s 4c h" an I t i s a l way s sp o n taneou s.”

Ha n g i n g O ut, 2 0 1 3 pi ne ne e dl e s, I r i s h waxe d l i ne n, o l d m etal h ook


LOGAN WOODLE CONWAY, SC “Fo o d is a n a rra tive and in the S ou t h we a re g l u t to ns. Thi s hu ng er fo r b o t h m e al an d s to r y a re ro o ted in h a rdships e nde mic to the a g ra ri a n S o u t h. M y wo rk i s a n a rc hi ve o f t h i s hun g e r.”

Pi g Fo ot Infuser, 2014 s te rli ng silver 6 " x 4 " x 3"


LOGAN REBECCA PEGGY WOODLE ZINK WIEDEMANN CONWAY, SC CARBONDALE, IL

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Low o n t h e Ho g : G rav y B oa t, 2 0 1 3 “A s a fib er a r tist, my work is a little wi l d a nd u nco nvent i o na l. M ovem ent i s a re - o cc urri n g ve an copp “A tist,rk .myAlso, workmyiswork a little wi lyd oargnda niu nco i o na a rerI -am o ccdpurri th es ma efibinermya r wo is ver c. I nvent a m hav i ngl. aMste lovem o t rlo fi nent f gu nsii aslnd us hnign eg r Conc rete th rk . Also, rgea ni o t oruf land fes. u n AaCoal hxi n4g " xp us 7 "2015 myesme lef in to my expwo eriment all my the work time.isA ver r t foy ro m i s c.a bI oaumt bhav reaikng i nga tl he rnd t i sI 4am cRh"ing, an ce. my to exp alls.”the time. A r t fosterling r m e i s a silver, b o u t b rea k i ng tconcrete, he ru l es. A anthracite r t i s c h an ce. coal steel, I t i ss eal fl way s speriment o n taneou I t i s a l way s sp o n taneou s.” 1.75" x 1" x 1"

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GEORGIA ZWARTJES & GARY BURGESS SAN ANTONIO, TX “ Th is work e xplores our rela ti o ns hi p to s ec u ri t y i n o u r da i l y l i ves. Kni t te d o f w i re, i t co nvey s stre ngth, protec tio n a nd i m preg na b i l i t y, w hi l e s u g g es t i ng d i s co m fo r t an d restric ted movement. I t raise s t he qu es t i o ns o f how f a r we a re w i l l i ng to g o an d w h a t s a c ri fices we a re w i l l i ng to m a ke to fe e l s e c ure.”

S e cu rit y B l anket 3, 2014 wi re, h andcraf ted wood e n kn ittin g ne e d l e, ant i q u e bo b bi n 6 0 " x 4 5" x 1"


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