I had the opportunity to make work in the WARP Residency he month of September at the wonderful Weaving Mill. It's a real hidden gem in Chicago. Through a series of random events decades ago, Envision Arts Studio ended up with a trove of amazing industrial loom equipment in the back of there space. Emily Winter and Matti Sloan started The Weaving Mill a few years ago to take advantage of this infrastructure working on projects of their own, engage Envision's clients, and operate a residency giving artists access to space and materials (no weaving required).
I spent the month working on collaborative masks with Envision's clients, ending up with these portraits. These images in turn will be incorporated into my ongoing Phenotypes project, which uses a scanner collage process to produce images which are printed out in single edition archival pigment prints.