as installed at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, Greensboro, NC
This work developed in response to a unique residency program in which artists are invited to redistribute resources of an eclectic collection of a former thrift and surplus store. Working within a closed system – nothing leaves the collection and nothing is added – this structure offers a clearing in a densely arranged spatial environment. In addition, it doubles as a waste containment initiative, as each log is stuffed with otherwise unusable scrap fabric. Denim as a symbol of innovation and reinvention as well as the significance of that industry locally in Greensboro were among the many inspirations for the piece.