Commissioned for the BAM 2012 Next Wave Festival, this large leather banner and accompanying collages follow the 2012 presidential election and its fixation on color as associated with states and their political and idealogical leanings. Traditionally only blue and red, this map goes wild using all colors and transforming the work into a piece more akin to a painting. Using remnant leather from luxury retailer COACH, front and back sides are both exposed such that viewers can consider surface and what lies beneath. The woven paper works that accompany are each made up of 2 images, one from Designing Camelot a book chronicling Jackie Kennedy”s redecorating of the White House and one from a current NYT- folding time and examining how issues of race and gender have changed since the “golden age” of the Kennedy”s.
In the East Room (Barack and Jackie's Porter), 2012
SOHO House Collection Istanbul