Bergere revisited with chair, table,cozy

Bergere revisited with chair, table,cozy

Great Grandfather Bastress' settee circa 1870, fabric, vinyl, ratcheting straps, polyfil, goose feathers, cotton, thread, gimp, hooks, mother of pearl button, 108” x 130” x 70” variable- couch vinyl, goose feathers, polyfil, mink, raccoon, thread, button 2013 19" x 48" x 30" variable chair,table, cozy relaxation device including versatile cup holder, and mink beer cozies (performance) installed in Area 405 October 2013 for studio visit with Mera Rubell for WPA Select 36 studios

Bergere

Bergere

Great Grandfather Bastress' settee circa 1870, fabric, vinyl, ratcheting straps, polyfil, goose feathers, cotton, thread, gimp, hooks, mother of pearl button, 108” x 130” x 70” variable- couch vinyl, goose feathers, polyfil, mink, raccoon, thread, button 2013 19" x 48" x 30" variable chair,table, cozy relaxation device including versatile cup holder, and mink beer cozies (performance) installed in Area 405 October 2013 for studio visit with Mera Rubell for WPA Select 36 studios

Bergere ( with chair, table and cozy)

Bergere ( with chair, table and cozy)

Great Grandfather Bastress' settee circa 1870, fabric, vinyl, ratcheting straps, polyfil, goose feathers, cotton, thread, gimp, hooks, mother of pearl button, 108” x 130” x 70” variable- couch vinyl, goose feathers, polyfil, mink, raccoon, thread, button 2013 19" x 48" x 30" variable chair,table, cozy relaxation device including versatile cup holder, and mink beer cozies (performance) installed in Area 405 October 2013 for studio visit with Mera Rubell for WPA Select 36 studios

bergere (detail)

bergere (detail)

Great Grandfather Bastress' settee circa 1870, fabric, vinyl, ratcheting straps, polyfil, goose feathers, cotton, thread, gimp, hooks, mother of pearl button, 108” x 130” x 70” variable- couch vinyl, goose feathers, polyfil, mink, raccoon, thread, button 2013 19" x 48" x 30" 

stationary ambitude

stationary ambitude

 

2013 My Mother's Walnut Tea Cart circa 1930, vinyl, fringe, aluminum, cotton string, fabric, thread, glue, hardware, polyfil, ratcheting strap, pin 106” x 80” x 30” 

stationary ambitude

stationary ambitude

2013 My Mother's Walnut Tea Cart circa 1930, vinyl, fringe, aluminum, cotton string, fabric, thread, glue, hardware, polyfil, ratcheting strap, pin 106” x 80” x 30” 

rememberment ( with Melvin)

rememberment ( with Melvin)

My Grandfather Stewart's Birdseye Maple dresser circa 1920,  vinyl, fabric, goose feathers, Great Aunt Ada Smith's blond mink, polyfil, thread, gimp, thread, glue, hardware, ratcheting strap. 2013 36" x 22" x 14" ( variable with column) I strapped this to column after hacking it apart, cutting it down, and reassembling it. I had lived with this dresser growing up at my Grand's, then at my house. It's safely strapped to the column with Melvin's soft and fluffy resting pad for comfort and security.

if you will be quiet, and sit down with your book, like a good girl

if you will be quiet, and sit down with your book, like a good girl

Great grandmother Smith's favorite rocking chair, my Father's-and possibly his father's clamps, steel, fabric, goose feathers, polyfil, vinyl, tassels, thread. 160” x 30” x 30” 2013

if you will be quiet, and sit down with your book, like a good girl (detail)

if you will be quiet, and sit down with your book, like a good girl (detail)

if you will be quiet, and sit down with your book, like a good girl (detail)

if you will be quiet, and sit down with your book, like a good girl (detail)

Bebus and drawings 1 through 12

Bebus and drawings 1 through 12

Bebus and drawings 1 through 12

2013

Burns1883,

BBW1896,

teaspoon1852,

Botany for Young1858,

MEW1860,

EMS by GM1894,

ledger1872,

Browning1882,

jamspoon1926,

EMS1893,

Lilypad1869,

saladfork1881

fabric, wood wall polyfil, gimp, burlap, thread, pins, paper, graphite upholstered faux wall with graphite drawings derived from signatures and engravings from family possessions 98” x 144” x 17” 

 

Bebus and drawings 1 through 12

Bebus and drawings 1 through 12

detail of graphite drawings

Bebus and drawings 1 through 12 detail

Bebus and drawings 1 through 12 detail

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Bebus and drawings 1 through 12 (detail)

Bebus and drawings 1 through 12 (detail)

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the drawer and the self portrait

the drawer and the self portrait

 

2012

graphite on paper 5" x 7", drawer from my grandfather's side table c 1910, with “Watson” written on it, just so we'd know where it came from, as with all of our furniture, and books

15" x 15" x 2" 

shoe

shoe

rememberment (detail)

rememberment (detail)

if I found it in the photograph

if I found it in the photograph

 

2013 graphite on paper, Grandfather Watson's table circa 1920 120" x 120" x 2" images in these drawings are derived from looking at family albums and drawing only items I currently possess. This is an ongoing series. 

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if I found it in the photograph (detail)

if I found it in the photograph (detail)

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extracted drawings

extracted drawings

2013

graphite on paper with steel

“Ah!" said Gluck, "if that river were really all gold."

“Ah!" said Gluck, "if that river were really all gold."

 

2013

Air conditioning duct, steel, cotton, fabric, foam,drawer from my Grandfather Stewart's Birdseye Maple dresser circa 1920, steel, fringe, caster, ratcheting straps

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rememberment

rememberment

My Grandfather Stewart's Birdseye Maple dresser circa 1920,  vinyl, fabric, goose feathers, Great Aunt Ada Smith's blond mink, polyfil, thread, gimp, thread, glue, hardware variable - here it is teetering without a column and with Melvin & Melvin and small, vinyl and gimp cover for motion detector. 2013 36" x 22" x 14" I strapped this to the after taking it apart and reassembling it. I had lived with this dresser growing up at my Grand's, then at my house for years. 2013

Festoon

Festoon

fabric, thread, curtain rod, goose feathers 105” x 40” x 14” variable installed at Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC September 2012 for “it was my”