"Tale/Tail." (detail)

8” x 28” x 48”.
Fabric previously chewed and nested with by pet rats; wire, thread, polyester fiberfill. 

Tail/Tale is a sculptural exploration of how rodents’ natural nesting behavior can be woven into a collaborative, cross-species art-making process. The material traces of my pet rats' actions, behavior, and memories - in the form of nibbled constellations of holes within fabric - was reincarnated into a new, sculptural form.