Description of Work:
The design concept came immediately: a simple white netting pattern in lieu of the typical crosswalk lines. The universal process of knotting spans all cultures and human history, and would tie in and weave through other public artworks in the area.
The crosswalk pattern was conceived as a double-take experience for the pedestrians using it.
I apply a career journalist’s approach to art-making by challenging assumed boundaries and values, specifically of various craft processes that draw on 40 years of gaining skills ranging from needlework to metalwork.
New understandings are suggested through the mash-up of oppositional materials: a quilt is made of construction scraps; a sweater pattern incorporates political commentary; a doily pops up as a graffiti tag; macrame becomes a crosswalk.