2018-2020 ELECTRONIC RAIN
ELECTRONIC RAIN is 70 inches (178 cm) by 36 inches (91 cm) and is made of multi-layered silk. The bands of silk are cut and then embroidered together using silk floss. The resulting landscape took several years to create. Electronic Rain was inspired by a talk I heard about Ruskin and Morris. As I sat listening to the talk I realized we also face the personal challenge of embracing new technologies while protecting and retaining our precious relationship to nature and handcraft. Like the industrial revolution this new digital landscape has also shifted economic and political power, and how people struggle for social and economic equity. This piece starts with the personal.