As a part of Culture Mill’s Open Space Policy, local artist and researcher Sarah George presents a pop-up art installation bringing together books and fabric, art and craft, writing and making, text and textile. Visitors will be able to walk through immersive spaces created in response to three narratives that heavily feature textile work, sewing, and weaving.
Saturday, March 30th: 2pm to 8pm
The Culture Mill Lab (1616 Jordan Dr., Saxapahaw, NC)
A native Midwesterner, Sarah George-Waterfield has been circling her way to Chapel Hill. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, she joined the Peace Corps and served in Mali—an experience that sparked a love of textiles and those who work with them. She has since completed a master’s degree in English from Southern Illinois University. Currently a doctoral candidate in English at UNC-Chapel Hill, her research focuses on the relationship between narrative, memory, and textile work in contemporary novels. Her artistic work is ultimately a part of her dissertation project, and conveys the ways that memory and narrative reside in the warp and the weft, in the feel of the fabric on the fingers, in the taste of string in the mouth. She lives and works in Hillsborough, NC, and you can follow her alternative dissertation process at fabricthinking.wordpress.com.