Social Blanket: the sum of its parts…, site specific installation for Jane Lackey: Points of Contact, GOCA 121, UCCS, Colorado Springs, Colorado 2015

Social Blanket, wood, polyester voile fabric, adhesive labels, markers, cups, clipboards, vinyl letters, 7 feet, 6.75 inches, x 12 feet, 6 inches x 6 feet, (bench), ink stain on oak plywood

Social Blanket, wood, polyester voile fabric, adhesive labels, markers, cups, clipboards, vinyl letters, 7 feet, 6.75 inches, x 12 feet, 6 inches x 6 feet, (bench), ink stain on oak plywood

The wall text invited viewers to sit on the bench and create a pattern using color markers. The suggestion was to overlay lines going across and up/down to make stripe or plaid designs. Blank adhesive labels were available on clipboards. Completed patterns were placed over a blank label on the wall to eventually add up to an overall grid of stripe patterns binding everyone who chose to participate.

The wall text invited viewers to sit on the bench and create a pattern using color markers. The suggestion was to overlay lines going across and up/down to make stripe or plaid designs. Blank adhesive labels were available on clipboards. Completed patterns were placed over a blank label on the wall to eventually add up to an overall grid of stripe patterns binding everyone who chose to participate.

Social Blanket, wood, polyester voile fabric, adhesive labels, markers, cups, clipboards, vinyl letters, 7 feet, 6.75 inches, x 12 feet, 6 inches x 6 feet, (bench), ink stain on oak plywood  

Social Blanket, wood, polyester voile fabric, adhesive labels, markers, cups, clipboards, vinyl letters, 7 feet, 6.75 inches, x 12 feet, 6 inches x 6 feet, (bench), ink stain on oak plywood

 

 Social Blanket is bordered by taut scrim walls isolating a quiet space for participation. A wall grid made of adhesive labels provides a forum for posting stripe patterns. My works incorporate signifiers unique to identity yet common to all—handwriting, opinions, communication, patterns, marks---acknowledging difference, anomaly, the assertion of self within a plaid of individuals.