hand picked salvaged army sleeping bags, carefully disassembled, reconstructed and re-imagined into a new idea - to be used for something other than its original use - giving it a second life.
Mixing old and new materials, print and patch, to thread together the beginnings of FREECITY and the NOW of what we are able to make.
We wanted to make these ideas and stories better than we were able to make them the first time around - with the nostalgia and the memory intact. In other words, we wanted to make them as good as we remembered them, which in fact are made better now, than they were made then.
Georgia O'Keeffe in Abiquiu. The image of her imprinted in my mind, wearing fine robes/kimonos in the 30’s and 40’s in the middle of the desert. Making and surrounded by her work, her collected objects, and textiles.
I imaged what she would be wearing inside her naturally lit adobe compound and her walkabouts exploring.
Using gently washed Loro Piana cashmere super 100’s, Japanese indigo, and painter white cotton materials. Workshop made hand-detailed patches and trims.