The Lace Archive
Check out the project website for more images and further info.
Thank you to all those generous folks who continue to send lace. I am awed by the generosity and thoughtfulness of artists, friends and strangers. These contributions, along with the contributors and their stories, have become integral to my work. Their names and narrative are included in exhibitions of the work.
The Lace Archive was on view in digital form in my solo exhibition at Garrison Art Center in September 2021. I am excited to announce that I am the recipient of an ArtsWestchester Artist Grant for the project, A Repairing Mend, using this lace. I invite you to be a participant in the project- preliminary info at the project page.
During 2020 quarantine I was working on recent family lace projects and I posted images on social media. Soon after, boxes of lace began arriving from friends and from strangers around the country. After this continued to happen, I realized that it was a project in itself and the Lace Archive was founded. Each piece is photographed, measured, and archived before being dyed and/or incorporated into a work. The recent installations are made wholly from donated lace. This is an ongoing project and not all donations are posted yet.
There is much more lace in the process of being documented- check the Lace Archive website to follow the progress.
If you have lace and would like to donate (or sell) it for the project, please email me. I cover shipping! I am eternally grateful for the thousands of pieces of lace you have sent.