In 2007 I was invited to be a "remote smocker" for smockshop, an artist run enterprise based in Los Angeles that generates income for artists whose work is either non-commercial or not yet self sustaining. A smock is a simple double wrap around garment designed by Andrea Zittel— then sewn by artists who reinterpret the original design. As an active testament to Zittel’s principle that “rules make us more creative”, each resulting smock is completely unique and one-of-a-kind.
The smockshop project was exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Berllin, and Munich with a final sale in London at the gallery Sprüth Magers and the archived project included in the show Mis-Designat the Ian Potter Museum in Melbourne.
The smocks I contributed to the project utilized my custom printed fabrics and wool from the Oxford Mill Ends Store in Oxford, Maine.