Scroll I at the Institute Library

In honor of International Women's Day and the opening for the Nasty Women Show, I installed Scroll I, a 30-ft. painting on paper, on the facade of the Institute Library in New Haven. This painting was the first in a series of large-scale works on paper I began in 2014. Each scroll references patterns found in handiwork like weaving and sewing. These patterns, often containing sharp edges and rectilinear shapes, morph and change as they repeat, forming a bridge between Geometric abstraction and craft traditions. In this context, the patterns of Scroll I became a feminine architectural feature of the building: this column of painted paper was composed of garish colors and wonky shapes, in contrast with the rigid brick patterning and earthy palette of the existing architecture. 

  March 6, 2017:  A view of  Scroll I  on the day it was installed on the facade of the Institute Library in New Haven, CT. 

March 6, 2017: A view of Scroll I on the day it was installed on the facade of the Institute Library in New Haven, CT. 

 Two weeks later  Scroll  I had endured a blizzard and several rainy days. The wind finally got the best of this painting when the cord came loose from the right side of the grommets.  Scroll I  was relieved from the elements on March 24, 2017. 

Two weeks later Scroll I had endured a blizzard and several rainy days. The wind finally got the best of this painting when the cord came loose from the right side of the grommets. Scroll I was relieved from the elements on March 24, 2017.