Random Acts of Kindness

stains

stitches

couplings

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 as 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 and more specifically its resemblance to belittling “woman’s work”; which provides an infrastructure to our culture that is overlooked and undervalued.