Alloy Pittsburgh offers artists from the greater Pittsburgh region the opportunity to develop temporary site-based artworks for the Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark.
My work included tethering acrylic thread to existing connection points and 4 double silk panel pieces in empty window spaces. Line work on the silk panels is abstracted from images taken on site.
Statement taken from the exhibition catalog: Supportive (Im)materiality is a collection of works inspired by the materials oft-not-considered in the production of steel and iron that supported the laborers in their everyday. Originating in the stories of the textiles worn by the workers throughout the years, and jumping ahead to present day, I then wondered about the materials necessary for me to understand, work, and imagine in this space. Tension resides between the light and dark. Interior and exterior. The built and the natural. Silk and steel. The silk material allows me to embrace the color of the natural and of the applied, while also investigating the line work of the industrial setting. Time and timelessness are ever present here, as well as the storied chaos and simultaneous silence.