Nest 

40 cotton T-shirts, wire, PVC pipe

8 ft. ht. x 6.5 ft diameter, hangs 2' above the floor

2006-7

 

Woven from a collection of T-shirts from the Women's Movement, Nest became an expression of how women in the 70's gave up old lives to invent a protective incubator to give birth to new selves.  These selves could go beyond the patriarchial roles of motherhood and wife, to a human role of their own choosing and their own definition. Nest created a transformational space where viewers from a new generation could participate in the daring experiment that was what the Women's Movement was all about.