French Paper, cardstock
6 × 8.5 in
Clark Art Institute
Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
University of Connecticut (UCONN)
University of Minnesota
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
The personal is the pattern is the political. This swatch book is a collection of designs that were drawn and printed as large-scale repeat patterns on fabric at Women’s Studio Workshop in Fall 2019. They explore intersecting themes of queer ecology, feminisms, individual autonomy, and collective ethos. They examine mycelium and queer resilience, as well as biological exuberance in birds and mammals, and new symbols for embracing agency and world-making. The larger fabrics these are a part will form banners and clothing, reinforcing the “text” in textiles, as a mode of communication (and subversion). This book collects 17 swatches of five patterns in various colorways, as well as five cardstock pages with writing about each pattern.
Read more about how this book was made here.