An ongoing community collaborative artwork created with Whitehorse artist Nicole Bauberger. Together the artists, with the community created web like installations from found and inherited lace doilies. The public is taught a the simple chain stitch and invited to create site specific webs.
Jessica considers working with the gifted and found textiles and doilies as a collaboration with the original creators, a way of continuing the creative process and keeping the work alive by transforming it into a work of art.
Nicole has been undertaking a research project this winter on the topic of traditional sewing. This has inspired her to look at the art/craft forms practiced by her own grandmother and great grandmother.
Doily Webs will be presented at the exhibition Geopoetics curated by Kasia Basia at Stewart Hall Art Gallery in Pointe Claire, QC in the summer of 2017 and has been presented at the Riverside Arts Festival, Dawson, YT and Whitehorse Nuit Blanche, summer 2015 and in various parks in Montreal in 2016.
Doily Webs, Whitehorse Nuit Blanche was featured in Yukon News, June 2015