J. Matthew Thomas

Construction Series

This series, evolving out of the Santa Fe Art Institute Artist Residency, explores themes of labor, manufacturing, instructions, gender roles, and safety. Subverting the practices of architecture and construction with sewing and mending, this queering process questions the practices and reinterprets the products. 

Wall Quilt 01
Wall Quilt 01

Tyvek, weed blocker felt, ribbon, thread approx 8' x 8'. 2020

CMU Block
CMU Block

felt, thread, poly-blend filler. 8" x 8" x 16". 2020

Wood quilt - study
Wood quilt - study

reclaimed wood pieces, stainless metal hinges. approx 3' x 3' (current). 2020

Wood Pattern 01
Wood Pattern 01

Chipboard, blue paint, stainless hinges.

Sewn Drawing 01
Sewn Drawing 01

vellum paper, black thread, 8" x 6", 2020

Wall Quilt 02
Wall Quilt 02

Tyvek, weed blocker felt, ribbon, thread approx 8' x 8'. 2020