Assembly, line, image, system, 2009; Cotton, dye, bleach, paint; dimensions variable. Installed at the Miller Gallery at Linfield College.
Composed of more than 100 continuous feet of cloth and hung from the ceiling by 220 individual threads attached to monofilament, this installation spilled over the gallery wall and swept along the circumference of the space in a continuum of color and implied motion. Part of the inspiration for this work was the French idiom faire la navrette, which references the back-and-forth pass of the shuttle in the loom while weaving cloth, but is also used as an idiom meaning "to commute." The installation referenced the history of Fordian mass production but retained the allure of the hand-crafted.