Nick DeFord

My work rests somewhere between drawing and fiber arts, utilizing a variety of media and technique, from embroidery to White-Out tape. Using this media ties the work back to the office, classrooms, homes, and business centers where they are originally utilized: places where information is organized and prepared. The repetitive “hand-mechanical” process used in drawing or stitching gives the work an added inference of compulsivity and concern. The pieces explore the visual culture of geography and cartography as a system of information that is edited or altered in order to codify the relationship of identity and place. The disruption of visual information then examines the thin boundary between the known and unknown, and where we may find ourselves within that discrepancy.