Perpetual Frontier, 2019
5'x6' Screenprinted textile, straight pins
Queen of the Perpetual Frontier, 2019
12'x8' Screenprinted textile, straight pins
The Perpetual Frontier textile set is a collage of imagery, drawn from a range of source material, which compile to form the many levels of significance the project of Gendered Machines addresses. Patterned across transparent material and stitched into the continuous loops worn by the Rocket with Hoopskirt, the layers of overlapping iconography offer alternative perspectives, disrupting the certainty of linear time. Historically gendered labor, the conquest and exploitation of natural environments, as well as the direct influences of the past on the future are embedded in the fibers worn by the implied figure.