I use textiles to tell the story of emotional foundations: memories and experiences that are an inherent part of me. Therefore, the building of looms is an intentional statement of autonomy and empowerment: we can create the prima materia of the world ourselves. While we cannot change the past, we do have the power to create the future. I utilize textile processes – their time-intensiveness, their metaphor as foundational emotional materials – as a way to process my past experience to create meaning in the present.

Sewing needles are adhered to each striking letter, acting as heddles lifting each string as letters are struck. Strings run along the walls and trace the architecture of the space. The video attached shows a Typewriter Loom in action.







Operating the Typewriter-Loom