patchwork

"patchwork" was conceived and designed to be displayed at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

patchwork - Log Cabin

The video version of a "Log Cabin" quilt block accompanies a printed quilt using a still image from the "Log Cabin" video.

Log Cabin

Here, the "Log Cabin" block combines footage from each of the 7 locations used to create each of the other block patterns. This was used to create the fullsize printed quilt.

Quilt

Multiple "Log Cabin" blocks create the printed quilt.

patchwork - documentation

In the Summer of 2017, I created a site-specific installation for the storefront of Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Waterworks' "Upstream" installation art festival.

For "patchwork", I collected digital video footage at 7 water sites in and around Bozeman, Montana. The images of light reflecting off of water were stitched together digitally as quilt block patterns. Rather than fabric, these quilt blocks are made with the moving textures of water from each location. Footage from each of the seven locations make up seven unique blocks using 3 or 4 video files from each given place. An eighth block pattern combines 13 video files (at least 1 from each of the seven locations) to create a single composition.

Using a still image from the "Log Cabin" quilt block pattern that used images from all 7 sites, a physical quilt was created as a digital print. That quilt and the video files were displayed in the window of Main Street Quilting Company.

patchwork - Log Cabin

Here, the "Log Cabin" block combines footage from each of the 7 locations used to create each of the other block patterns. This was used to create the full-size printed quilt.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.

patchwork - Pointed Star

"Pointed Star" combines video recorded at Missouri Headwaters State Park - where the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers combine to form Missouri River. The confluence of these rivers has been an important cultural site for thousands of years.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.

patchwork - Enchanted Star

"Enchanted Star" is a traditional quilt block pattern used to patch together the patterns of Bozeman Creek, which runs through and under downtown Bozeman.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.

patchwork - Concrete Block

"Concrete Block" block pattern was specifically designed by the artist to combine the videos of water that were collected at Hyalite Dam. This dam is the first intervention of humanity on the natural path of water leaving the Rocky Mountains into the Gallatin Valley.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.

patchwork - Rocky Mountain Puzzle

"Rocky Mountain Puzzle" is another traditional pattern with a long history in the region. Water from the Rocky Mountains is collected in Hyalite Reservoir behind Hyalite Dam for agricultural use and to provide the majority of Bozeman's city water.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.

patchwork - Water Wheel

This "Water Wheel" block pattern combines video footage of Palisade Falls in Hyalite Canyon.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.

patchwork - Fish Block

This contemporary "Fish Block" pattern serves as a template to combine images recorded at the Bozeman Fish Technology Center, a research facility and hatchery first established in 1892.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.

patchwork - Wheat Block

The "Wheat" quilt block is another mainstay of the frontier tradition. Here, it is used to piece together the textures and colors of water in an agricultural ditch.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.