Population 2,466

I will be spending two weeks as an Artist-in-Residence at Open Wabi in rural Ohio in late August to early September. The residency is situated in an old 1900s furniture factory on 20 acres of land in Fredericktown, Ohio (population 2,466).


I was lucky to be part of Cambridge (UK) Sustainability Residency 2016 back when it was still active. CSRes is/was an artist-led project for artists working in the field of sustainability. The theme was Growth and Insulation. Using the analogy of the endangered species, I explored current challenges to sustaining Pashmina textile tradition, including growing political, economic, environmental and aesthetic pressures, the dilution and mis-marking of the Pashmina label, and the growth of fast fashion/imitation Pashmina