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My experience in artifact handling and display creation combined with hands-on and technical understanding of textiles has given me a unique set of skills in problem solving, crafting and designing for the 3D world. I have several years of experience as a museum exhibition preparator, most of which was handling artifacts and creating custom mounts for their display in traveling exhibitions such as Biomechanics and the new permanent exhibition hall China at the Field Museum. With that I have worked weekends with a variety of adult students guiding them through the process of design, implementation and trouble shooting for their individual woven projects for the past four years.
In conjunction with my regular work I have taken on commissions for both custom woven goods and custom textile displays. My best known commission is being part of the small team that wove more than half of Andrea Zittel’s ‘Panel’ series and have since gone on to create my own studio practice as a weaver and artist.
Currently I am seeking challenging new opportunities!
Contact: ejsawyer000 at gmail.com