During a part-time job in retail, I collected the plastic packaging for scarves. To create this piece, I sliced up the plastic and wove the pieces together with the same cotton often used to weave clothing.
Karen Rubado deploys her loom to do, to undo, and to make-do, both materially and to trouble and loosen our attachments to and associations with things. A strong element that runs throughout her works is that they are unresolved, and by being situated between being done and undone, woven and unwoven there is a sense that we are part of a fleeting moment in the fabric of time.
- Text by Julia Teale