I made this towel trio over a year ago for the "Domus" show at the 301 Gallery that my friend Katy curated. I had been out of school for a little while and was feeling uninspired when she asked me to be in a show out of the blue. She wanted work that fit a domestic theme and thought my stuff would be good. I was taken off guard and was embarrassed to admit that I hadn't made anything since leaving school.
Her invitation to the show sent me into a panic-driven spree of crafting and I worked nonstop on towels and rugs and dishes for the gallery. She basically got me going again after a slump.
I always intended to include a few of the items from the show in my shop but I delayed for ages since I really didn't know how to explain or market them. The towels are meant to be hung on the wall as art but... ummm... they're towels. So, I just kept them stored away in a box.
Today, I was cleaning a little and decided to just go ahead and offer them for sale without a whole bunch of artistic explanation to accompany them in the listing. They are what they are. Hopefully people find them thoughtful and funny. I think going to art school made me feel like everything I make needs to be supported by a lengthy statement but I'm beginning to think that isn't always the case and my heart has opened to frivolity.