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Verkja | 6' x 13' x 3' | jeans, twine, wood pellets | 2011 |

"Verkja" (Old Norse for "work") began as a performative process in which the jean bags were filled with wood pellets, tied closed, and then piled. Coming from a blue collar work ethic, I am drawn to the history of objects, and steeped in the motto- do what you can with what you have. "Verkja" explores the ability to hold onto the (still useful) old and worn, while finding ways to turn them into something new- building from the ashes, in a sense.

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