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Towards the end of 2017, I had the privilege of participating in the second round of a set book binding project called Stitch•illo – Creative Expressions through Thread and Fiber. A bit about the show: This Stitchillo Binding project is a continuation of a binding project that was made possible by a very generous gift from Janine Vangool, the publisher of Uppercase magazine and the editor and publisher of Stitch•illo. Ms. Vangool shared fifteen unbound copies of the book with binders who were tasked with creating unique covers inspired by the contents. The binders were selected by the fifteen binders who…

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Quiet Invitation

See a video of the piece working on Youtube View the code for programming the Arduino Uno on GitHub   The origins of the project: This past June (2015), I had the pleasure of visiting the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) campus for a week to work with Jana Dambrogio in the Wunsch conservation lab along with our fellow colleague Brian Beidler. During that wonderful week, I met Jie Qi, a PhD student in the MIT media lab. Jie and I had a chance to show one another what we had been working on and discovered many common interests. So when…

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NaBloPoMo Wrap Up

NaBloPoMo November 23-30. It was full steam ahead after my last post a week ago. When I get close to a deadline, I "get the bit in my teeth" so to speak and can't leave head space for anything else until the project is finished. While I have the guilt of ignoring other tasks on my to do list or, more specifically my email, it is very satisfying to be completely immersed in a piece. Above is a photo of the finished piece Quiet Invitation featuring terrestrial bio-luminescent organisms. I will expand on the project's scope more completely in a…

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Moss Stitch

Today was spent signing, numbering, and dating the Bridges prints to be sent to Iowa for the exchange part of the exhibit. Once the prints from all the participants arrive in Iowa, they will be collated and redistributed to the participants. Then, we all box or bind the collection and send the finished products in for the exhibit. I am SO excited to see everyone's work! In the meantime, this is a sneak peak of a piece I have been working on. There is no deadline for this piece or an intended goal. It is the thing I pick up…

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