Firstdraft proposal: supporting images


NO HARD FEELINGS (2021) (detail). Embroidery on onionskin-, flower-, and acid-dyed cotton, dimensions variable. Exhibition view: 2021 Terrain Biennial, Evanston.

knobl—soup! (day 1) (2020–2021). Installation: onionskin-, avocado-, and garlic-dyed cotton, ceramic, thread, garlic, wood, and steel, dimensions variable. Exhibition view: Projects 2021, Auckland Art Fair (2021). Photo: Jordan Davey-Emms.

knobl—soup! (day 3) (detail) (2020–2021). Installation: onionskin-, avocado-, and garlic-dyed cotton, ceramic, thread, garlic, wood, and steel, dimensions variable. Exhibition view: Projects 2021, Auckland Art Fair (2021). Photo: Jordan Davey-Emms.

The Big Win (2019) (detail). Acid-dyed, monotyped and hand-embroidered cotton quilt, 6’ x 7.5’. Exhibition view: When a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick (but we sing, we still sing), Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin (2019). Photo: Jonas Jessen Hansen.

In this version (2020) (detail). Installation: eco-dyed cotton, acid-dyed and quilted cotton, embroidery thread, garlic, ceramic, copper, postcards, and inkjet-printed text on paper. Textile: 5’ x 7’. Exhibition view: Knobl Hearts, Co-Prosperity, Chicago (2020).

knobl heart, knobl—soup! (2020). Installation: acid-dyed cotton, embroidery thread, garlic, ceramic, copper, postcards, and inkjet-printed text on paper. Textile: 7’ x 9’. Exhibition view: Knobl Hearts, Co-Prosperity, Chicago (2020).

The sun will set (2020). Installation: naturally dyed cotton, embroidery thread, garlic, ceramic, Ball jars, cord, copper, postcards, and inkjet-printed text on paper. Textile: 9.5’ x 24’. Exhibition view: Knobl Hearts, Co-Prosperity, Chicago (2020).


(foreground) tog ayn/tog oys (sunrise/sunset) (detail) (2019). Acid-dyed and embroidered cotton quilt, 8’ x 15’. (background) tsror (pebble, bundle, bond, book) (detail) (2019). Stoneware and house paint, 13’ wide. Exhibition view: Shum Klum, RM Gallery, Auckland (2019). Photo: Ardit Hoxha.


Draft of proposed quilt for Firstdraft. The bordering leaves and the pink trefoils are based on the leaves and flowers of the Wandering Jew plant and will be embroidered. The fish, bird, and eye are based on traditional Jewish amuletic and decorative imagery and will be applique’d. The base quilt will be pieced in a fish scale cobblestone pattern. I will add and adjust elements as I go.