Tuesday, December 28, 2010

what i did on my winter vacation.

so far: this stuff!
during a blizzard, it's good to stay inside and paint on the walls of a house you don't own, look at microscopic images if pollen, cut out lots of little fabric shapes, take everything apart..put it back together, make fresh grapefruit juice, cut your bangs, reacquaint yourself with the caffeine roller coaster...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

and on the western wall..

there is a woman who rides her bike completely shrouded in white plastic and packaging tape. everywhere she travels to, she amasses more and more plastic bags. she hangs out in the middle of the road by beacon field for hours just waiting for one to blow by. i wonder how she decorates her room.


i've been working on the texture of the base- layering tracing paper snowflakes on fabric using wood glue, shellac, chalk, beet juice, graphite, wood stain and irradescent nail polish.

parasitic alien. i wouldn't go so far as to say this is how i feel about my uterus. but i wouldn't not say it either.

what's in your belly toy horse? stay tuned..

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

my first widget..

i've gotten an incredible response so far and am "deeply touched" by this show of support from friends, family and complete strangers! if you'd like to contribute, please click on the link and follow the prompts in the little green boxes. every bit helps and..i'm SO close!

i spent most of yesterday cutting snowflakes out of tracing paper and gluing them onto the forms in a nod to the frosty situation out yonder. i dragged my tenacled plant back out and gave it a shell to live in.

Monday, October 25, 2010


this is the beginning of a "set"/installation that i am making for a piece my friend rebecca rabideau has choreographed. a tangled harvest of forms that are simultaneously animal (internally and externally referenced)and vegetable (being fall, i'm thinking of heartier varieties of root veggies and perhaps an appearance by an artichoke?)


collaborate collages with dangreenwood.


i keep going back to this embroidery scratching post thinking someday it will be "done". i like the back side as much as the front side. i like seeing through it and getting the texture of the hair and stitches as much as i like the shimmer of the nail polish spots on the peacock -like pattern (which is ..of course..not all that visible when back-lit).

stitching on silk, crocheted hair, nail-clippings,unraveled scarf, cut-up crocheted gloves, white pencil, beads, wood stain, nail polish..

Saturday, July 31, 2010

you don't listen. ever.

this is what has become of (some of) the remnants of my stint in plastic bag crocheting.

the embroidery is of a diagram of the inner ear. i was hoping the plastic i stitched it into would resemble skin a bit more than it does.

potato update. (i'll have another shirley temple)

she's a nice gal. we get along swell. unraveled twine (unraveled, only to be coiled..), stuffing, stockings, copper wire. embroidery. pot-holder. festive bow.

it lives!!

don't just burn your bra.

a retired brassiere. fabric scraps. beads. stockings. giant mushroom. those things that go on the end of christmas tree ornaments..

another shot bra. felt scraps. unraveled fabric. pieces of the bag that the telephone book came in.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


instead of doing my "between jobs" victory lap/rain dance, i'm indoors with the AC and a sudafed buzz going. i found these things in my studio and i'm guessing i made them seeing as there are no wires attached.
look here- i added some seashells (from the seashore)

and here: it's a mossy stick. with stuff. like plastic. and beads. and an albino-pickle appendage.

and this thing. it sits on a giant mushroom. well, sits on a pot-holder which is on top of a giant mushroom.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

a curious thing

a bouquet:
yam. dried fish skins. plastic fork wrappers. victoria's secret catalogue. plastic six-pack can-holster.

potatoes dressed up in crocheted plastic (notice the fashion colors) sprout eyes.

Monday, April 26, 2010

it's important to accessorize

sceptor: whisk, hair, fingernails, wolf-fur. very regal. very you.

beginnings of neck-piece. reworking the veil's tiara.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


new addition: florette pin-backs.

possible new solution for veil project. opens thing up a bit. less heavy and literal. more ghostly or pelt-like. a friend even described it as "neptunish", which makes me laugh. the older format of this piece did not make me laugh. ever.

there's a great future in plastics. will you think about it?

less stalactite. more fungus.