2015 installation at the Amarillo Museum of Art
leather garment labels, vinyl lacing—approximately 8 x 12 feet
Changing with each installation, this work is one of a series of pieces made from a vast inventory of unused commercial materials, salvaged from a single textile industry storeroom in downtown El Paso, Texas. Lacing thousands of small, leather labels into lines evokes the mountainous West Texas landscape, migratory patterns, and the tumultuous earnings and losses of global industry. An earlier version of the work, installed in Fort Collins, Colorado is here.