Using graphite, I hand drew Nebraska—every town, city, railroad, park, river, lake and creek—to scale (1”= 2.75mi) on 12” squares of Tyvek which I sewed together. The 95 section numbers are hand-embroidered in Braille.
These 24” quilted relief forms show the physical terrain at a larger scale (1” = 596’). Rivers, lakes and creeks are stitched in blue. The reverse side has a hand-stenciled fragment of a graphic of Nebraska grasses.
These textile constructions respond to specific locations in Nebraska and document what is unseen, invisible, remembered or imagined, using hand and machine stitching and surface design techniques.
I am traveling to each of the 95 sections of Nebraska on state highways and back roads (5000 miles to date) recording with digital images and video what I see and sense.