AWARDS | GRANTS


2018
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA
Awarded for The Postmemory Project

2016
Commonwealth Club of California’s 83rd Annual California Book Awards
Awarded Gold Metal for Contributions to Publishing for Scrape the Willow Until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker

2012
Chicago Dancemakers Forum Grant, Chicago, IL
Awarded for Line of Sighs with choreographer Victor Alexander

2012
Illinois Arts Council Grant, Chicago, IL
Awarded for Line of Sighs with choreographer Victor Alexander

2009
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA

2007
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA
Awarded for “Cloth and African Identity in Bahia"

2005
CASH, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA
Awarded for Grace Notes with collaborator Ramon Ramós Alayo and Jeff Chambers

Image Collections

For generations, weavers have experimented with the unique graphic potential of building by units within the framework of a grid. In the Grammar of Ornament (originally publishedin 1856), nineteenth-century architect and designer Own Jones hypothesizes that weaving played a central role in the cognitive development of humans and shaped the "first notions of symmetry." These mathematical structures simultaneously shaped structure and materialized on the surface as flat pattern--each a visual code of how the threads were assembled. Fiber construction developed into more than a technology; it became the fertile matrix for an entire aesthetic tradition--the geometric aesthetic, the indigenous language of textiles. 

Awards



AWARDS | GRANTS


2018
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA
Awarded for The Postmemory Project

2016
Commonwealth Club of California’s 83rd Annual California Book Awards
Awarded Gold Metal for Contributions to Publishing for Scrape the Willow Until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker

2012
Chicago Dancemakers Forum Grant, Chicago, IL
Awarded for Line of Sighs with choreographer Victor Alexander

2012
Illinois Arts Council Grant, Chicago, IL
Awarded for Line of Sighs with choreographer Victor Alexander

2009
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA

2007
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA
Awarded for “Cloth and African Identity in Bahia"

2005
CASH, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA
Awarded for Grace Notes with collaborator Ramon Ramós Alayo and Jeff Chambers