Great Falls (2013)

An Installation at the former textile mills in Paterson, New Jersey

The title refers to the Great Falls of the Passaic River that originally powered the machinery of the surrounding mills, as well as to the fall of the local textile industry, and of labor rights.

This site specific installation is sewn from two vertical panels of synthetic silk organza. A “collage” of red silk ribbons and gold mylar strands pours from the center seam. The translucent and fragile fabric contrasts with the rough surface of the rock face into which the historic factory is built. Falling from a great height the installation introduces a shimmering lightness that transforms this dark corridor.

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