THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
2014 - 2016
Second-hand denim & leather clothes, wool, canvas, tencel, thread, bugle beads, suminagashi on denim, silkscreen on denim, snaps.
All are hand-sewn.
This series of flags was created in response to the 2012 City of Boston Nuisance Ordinance which spurred a rash of underground venue shutdowns in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. The show houses memorialized in this series are but a few of many private residences where live music was hosted, and whose tenants were charged with fees, eviction, or legal action as a result of the ordinance. These are homes where I've played music or shown art, met and grew a family of peers. TYFYS is a thank you to these houses, as well as a goodbye.
Halpern, Maggie. Chronicle: Music Makers. WCVB TV Boston, 22 January 2016.
Mason, Amelia. With These Flags We Remember Underground Rock Venues That Died Too Soon. WBUR ARTery, 19 November 2015.
Eaton, Perry. A local artist stitches flags to honor Boston’s lost underground music venues. Boston.com, 19 November 2015.