The actions that created and performed Connective Space connect with Textile history as most textiles have been created through
collaborative events. From sewing circles, to working as a collective in textile factories, women, for the most part are responsible
for the community and lineage that have brought textiles through the centuries, a family's heritage, and have acted as the seams that bind within our communities. Just as a farmer will sow each
row of seed to produce food for the community and world, textiles have a similar production as each stitch, intertwined and linked helps to connect and build the foundation in the creation of cloth.
As an educator and artist it is of utmost importance for me to practice and live within these values, which led me to work with two female artists, Charity Glaza and Taylor Orr, who assisted in the
construction of connecting gold threads. Each needle threaded and pierced through each defined area of the bodysuit is an example of skill, lineage, time
and most importantly, a way to form community. These repetitive actions help to connect rich histories that have been built through the foundation of textile makers, workers and novices.
As the second step of creating Connective Space, the army of fierce women were invited to wear the paired bodysuits culminating in a group of ten women directly connected and documented within nature.