Tent-ing

There's something I've always liked about fort-making and tents and quilting. So, this Fall, I've been doing all three in what I've been calling my "Tent Project".

 Sewing it up!

Sewing it up!

The idea behind this project isn't only aesthetic, of course, but I've also been wanting to talk about what it means to be inside or outside and if that delineation can be questioned within the context of a gallery. In doing so, I'm also wanting to talk about what it means to be an insider or outsider of catagories or groups of people. Can you be both at the same time? Are the boundaries ever steadfast or can they be permeable?

 The tent at it's current, stretched out size of 25' x 12'-- me for scale.

The tent at it's current, stretched out size of 25' x 12'-- me for scale.

 Barnwood scrap flooring. I'm gonna add some obvious plywood copies of some of these pieces in here later.

Barnwood scrap flooring. I'm gonna add some obvious plywood copies of some of these pieces in here later.

I've still got a lot of work to do, but my goal is to get the majority of it all sorted out before the end of the year. In the meantime, I've got a pretty nice studio fort.

 

 The interior of my tent when it was about half the size it is currently.

The interior of my tent when it was about half the size it is currently.