PROJECTS

Observation of Wonder is a two-part installation made with a collection of recovered handmade doilies which are displayed in Conservatory and documented as scientific specimens in Taxonomy. The installation represents a new appreciation of the beauty, symmetry and mathematical complexity of doilies and invites viewers to see nature’s phenomenal diversity reflected in human creativity.

As scientists have classified nature, I have classified over 100 hand-crocheted doilies according to their patterns. My invented classification is loosely based on the scientific principles of taxonomy, a hierarchical way of ordering plants and animals. 

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