Stripe Reliquary-Red

dyed Baltic birch plywood, hand dyed handwoven cotton, glass
17.5″x 48″x 19″
Photographed by Joe Mendoza

This is one of my very first tables in which fabric and wood were combined. It was in my thesis show for my MFA. I made four tables of similar design, with slight variations and called them “Stripe Reliquaries.” This one is “Stripe Reliquary-Red.” There are also blue, green, and turquoise versions. Just as a religious reliquary might house and display a relic from a saint, the interior space of the table is used to house and display the striped handmade fabric that I considered to be the relic. I wanted to present a normally mundane element in our lives, the fabric, as a precious thing to be noticed and appreciated.

This table is a love note to the color red. I loooove red and I am not afraid to say it.