The textile works I create are intended not just to serve as functional garments or accessories, or to merely hit a certain number of stylistic markers and qualify as sufficiently odd-looking to invoke artistic potential, but to encourage within the viewer or owner a renewed appreciation for textiles as a function of their own embodied experience. Think beyond “sustainability” – there is an abundance of textile material at our disposal… What could YOU do with it?
I aim to create clothes that are more than just clothes, garments that facilitate unexpected or unconventional variations on the cultural functions already at play in the use of garments: communication, expression of identity and authority, pride and heritage, purpose-specific functionality, and so on. On the other side of the coin, through artistic research I have developed techniques that can be scaled and adapted to any given surplus of textile material, with a particular emphasis on graphic t-shirts.
WGreenleaf - good dreams
WGreenleaf - joy
WGreenleaf - weird
WGreenleaf - wilson center pouches