American Spinner 1903-2001
American Spinner 1903-2001 is my collaboration with artist, Rita Grendze. This piece was a product of Interface, a collaborative residency program in Water Street Studios, Batavia,IL.
Rita and I spent a few months sorting near 1,500 donated bobbins from a closed textile mill. We researched the history of the industry while exploring ideas of labor and the reliance of American companies on immigrant labor.
See links page for a preview of the book Rita and I have for this piece. Intro by Jim Kirkoff.