This body of work entitled, Our Skins is an installation which consists of 100 hanging pieces. Each individual piece consists of three or four layers of discarded (originally) white shirts. Each piece has a one foot in diameter area of hand-stitching unifying the layers. The pieces were individually dyed with: used coffee grounds and recycled motor oil.
This work represents my first exploration into ideas concerning North American identity.
Our Skins was first exhibited in Vermont as part of The Brattleboro Museum and Art’s Center’s Window Works in 2003. After which time the work traveled to The Harris-Warke Gallery in Red Deer, Alberta in 2004 and then to Ontario as part of Fiberworks 2004-2005 appearing first at The Cambridge Galleries and later at the Art Gallery of Peterborough.
The creation of this work was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.