tucked

Maureen Nollette's avatar Maureen Nollette

Tuck: push, fold, or turn (the edges or ends of something, especially a garment) so as to hide them or hold them in place. Tucked away a corner overlooked and forgotten. Tucked, rhymes with a word meaning ‘screwed’. My exploration into the physical properties of a given material reveals a particular trait that is intrinsic to the off-the-shelf media. I often use double-entendre verbs associated with clothing construction (e.g. gathered, ruffled, pleated, folded, stitched, etc.) to build the work. The results of this act convey the material’s poetic leanings. Creating work that is implicitly labor-intensive yet temporal marks the worth disparities of gendered labor (female full-time workers make only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men) and is instrumental is shaping my work.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: site-specific installation
  • Medium: wax paper, thread, tape
  • Width: 75'
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 5'