Inhabitable Lace is a nomadic place of rest that can exist in natural or built environments. To create this work, I have manipulated the scale and materiality of the historical bobbin lace pattern, Little Hearts Insertion, to change the functionality of lace and the viewer’s physical relationship with the subject matter.
The user of Inhabitable Lace is suspended in the world by the support of a single ethereal piece of lace. As humans, we move through space and time with many intricate and invisible support systems. The creation and nomadic installation of Inhabitable Lace aims to give viewers the dual experience of visualizing a human existing without support and then discovering the structure’s invisible systems. While we may sometimes feel that we are living an individual existence, there is a network of past, present, and future systems that influence our experience and perceptions of that experience.