Remembering 1209

Old Rayon/Cotton Curtain panel made by my mother for my first Brooklyn apartment, Discarded Men’s White Cotton Shirt, Organic Cotton, Cotton Batting, Thread
GPS Track Recordings, Pencil Drawing, Machine Piecing, Free-motion Stitching
24 x 37
Made in Singapore
November 2015

Remembering 1209 traces my everyday routes around an American suburb that I both loved and loathed. To cope with the shock of an automobile-dominated existence outside the city, I used my phone to generate GPS drawings of my daily tracks. The stitched patterns are at once abstract and deeply personal. They make something beautiful out of the seemingly banal, but they also reveal the thickness of place as they carry my memories of being there.

Recipient of the Founder’s Award, Artist as Quiltmaker XVII, 2016