I respond to materials through a cycle of physical and digital processes. Manipulating, capturing, and rendering are tools to distort materiality between virtual and non-virtual worlds. Surface manipulation techniques such as smocking, tucking, and pleating echo the screen manipulation techniques of pinching, swiping, and tapping, sculpting the fabric’s surface into navigable architecture. How can a fabric’s surface offer the real dimension and deep transformation of a digital screen? By interpreting these intimate digital worlds into physical space, I hope to put people in visceral contact with their fading sense of touch, inciting an urgency to reconnect to materials, environments, and oneself.
Traversing Textile Scraps