Pluck | 21.5″ x 34″ | Hand-woven Tapestry Weaving (yarn) | 2018
Sam’s recent work has centered around a form of self-portraiture using objects and items from her day to day life as jumping points for investigation. By translating and reconfiguring these objects into drawings and sculptures she takes seemingly mundane and disparate items and distills them into more homogenized realities. The final works are tapestry weavings whose abstractions and flattening further complicate and dissociate the viewers from the original sources. The textile compositions portray a more subjective and metaphysical realm of feelings and affective experience.