Made from recycled diapers, this piece explores the roles of wife and mother.
Shot in Ithaca in 2010 with the assistance of Seth Lind and dance performance by Lindsay Gilmour, this piece was made as part of a One Stone Collective show, "Archetypes" in Bethlehem, PA. A short video installation piece that was shown inside a handmade toy theater .
east wind in a petticoat
Two new art dresses and the reuse of “Wede” in a piece choreographed and performed by Lindsay Gilmour.The East Wind was inspired in part by the idea that the original meaning of the word “spinster” was used to refer to the Fates.The piece was part of the show “No Translation Needed” at Ithaca College.March 2008
Based on the stories of Juliet, Ophelia and Briar Rose and the building of childhood forts.Black on Black embroidery, quilting, appliqué, lace knitting and crochet and letterpress printed fabric pieced together in the form of a Victorian mourning dress. As part of a show, “Tints” at Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective Gallery, Oakland CA.October 2007
Two site-specific pieces created as part of “Compass” the fist show of the One Stone Art Collective in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.
“And When He Fell in Love with the Sea, She Sewed for Him Sails of Indigo” - one large-scale textile piece made from denim salvaged from over 50 pairs of used jeans and dyed with vat technique indigo and another using photo-sensitive fabric sun-printed and over-dyed with indigo that were sewn into sails and "rigged" into trees.
“It Lead Her Straight to the Heart of Boo’s Tree” - a second mixed media piece of found objects assembled in a hollowed stump at the edge of a wood.
Some of the photographs taken by Rebecca Sands Coutts.
the great war
Made as part of the Mills College Masters Thesis show of Katrina Rodabaugh. Inspired by the words of Gertrude Stein, cubist textile designs and the fashions of the 1920s. February 2007
4X4 for four
Two 4x4 inch pieces inspired by World War I era mourning etiquette for a show at Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery for the fourth anniversary of the Iraq Invasion. March 2007
One-of-a-kind handmade dresses.
Paper based photographic portraits sewn together and embroidered in the American “Crazy Quilt” tradition.2000 to Present