No Ornament So Precious as the Labor of their Hands

No Ornament So Precious as the Labor of their Hands is a twenty foot book created from gloves I found while walking the streets of New York, as well as gloves sent to me by friends and acquaintances, each was sewn to sewn together, as if a page in an enormous book of lost souls creating the twenty foot chain reaching up from the floor to the ceiling. Painting them gold, elevates even the humblest and most tattered glove and makes them part of a whole. They rise from silk clouds against a blue sky. First created for Chapel of Uncommon Prayers, the work found a new home in an installation created for the exhibition Space and Sequence at the Free Library of Philadelphia, curated by Jae Rossman.