Random Acts of Kindness

tea-stains

gold leaf

found object

Nollette’s work rejects the notion of art as a singular, perfect, or precious object.

—Cindy M. Bucker, Associate Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum

Flattening and gilding deconstructed cardboard boxes, arranging them like puzzle pieces on a page, and laboriously hand stitching them into place–these simple, monotonous actions challenge conventional worth assigned to textiles, crafts, and art. Through this act, I note society’s subjective devaluing of gendered labor.