Off-nite
Off-nite

2018

Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, cotton and gold lamé, Indigo, socks that have lost their pair, a reproduction of The Hobby Directory, a collage made on paper pulped from correspondences with the California Tax Board, spilled paint can (resin), denim, and back issue of After Dark on powder coated steel.

72.25” x 54” x 24”

Wallpaper: Mrs. Fields Gets a Makeover, 2018

detail, Off-Nite (back)
detail, Off-Nite (back)

2018

Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, cotton and gold lamé, Indigo, socks that have lost their pair, a reproduction of The Hobby Directory, a collage made on paper pulped from correspondences with the California Tax Board, spilled paint can (resin), denim, and back issue of After Dark on powder coated steel.

72.25” x 54” x 24”

Excuse Me for Living
Excuse Me for Living

2018

Hand dyed, hand woven, hand crocheted, hemp, gold lamé and cotton; spray paint; sequins; textile paint; chip clip; and bi-sexual pride badge on stretched linen

116.5” x 68.5” x 4”

detail, Excuse Me for Living
detail, Excuse Me for Living

2018

Hand dyed, hand woven, hand crocheted, hemp, gold lamé and cotton; sequins; spray paint; textile paint; chip clip; and bi-sexual pride badge on stretched linen

116.5” x 68.5” x 4”

Behind Closed Drawers
Behind Closed Drawers

2018

Hand woven cotton and gold lamé; Sharpie marker; nail polish; badges; spilled nail polish (resin); and Boys on the Side (VHS) on stretched linen and Ash.

45 7/8” x 37 7/8” x 5”

Travesty
Travesty

2018

Hand dyed, hand bleached, hand crocheted hemp and sequins; spray paint; fabric paint; badges; home security and disaster films (VHS); engraved stick (wood); brass; and portal (resin) on stretched linen and Ash.

47.5” x 38.25” x 8”

detail, Travesty
detail, Travesty

2018

Hand dyed, hand bleached, hand crocheted hemp; sequins; spray paint; textile paint; badges; home security and disaster films (VHS); engraved stick (wood); and portal (resin) on stretched linen and Ash.

47.5” x 38.25” x 5”

Sanctuary
Sanctuary

2017

Site-specific textile for St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle

Hand-woven, hand-dyed cotton, hemp, and gold lamé; scrapbooking stickers; the entire 1999 season of the soap opera Passions (DVD); the sheet music for the Bangles' "Eternal Flame"; the sheet music for Peter Hallock's "A Song of Deliverance"; advertisements for The Monastery (The Sanctuary); issue six of Pot Pourri, a sexual questionnaire for the "new age"; an advertisement for The Date-Record; giant clothespins, nail polish, and pins

540 x 78”

 

Detail, Sanctuary
Detail, Sanctuary

Site-specific textile for St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle

2017

Hand-woven, hand-dyed cotton, hemp, and gold lamé; scrapbooking stickers; the entire 1999 season of the soap opera Passions (DVD); the sheet music for the Bangles' "Eternal Flame"; the sheet music for Peter Hallock's "A Song of Deliverance"; advertisements for The Monastery (The Sanctuary); issue six of Pot Pourri, a sexual questionnaire for the "new age"; an advertisement for The Date-Record; giant clothespins, nail polish, and pins

540 x 78”

Interiority Complex
Interiority Complex

2017

Hand dyed, crocheted, and spray painted hemp with piano key fabric, a rayon/Lycra blend, sequins, and a blue denim bow on wood

79 x 53 x 2”

Party Favors
Party Favors

2017

Hand-dyed, hand-woven, and crocheted hemp; calendar from a gay community group, rhinestone encrusted florist brooch, pin, spray paint, and chip clip on stretched linen

72 x 50 x 5”

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

2017

Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, Jacquard woven cotton, and carnival flair on linen

108 x 70 x 2”

The Cosmetic Affect of Darkness
The Cosmetic Affect of Darkness

2017

Hand woven gold lame and cotton; hand woven hemp, dyed in last season’s expired dye and Indigo; gay pin; half-gay pin; two lists generated from a support group meeting on powder-coated steel

72 x 48 x 12”

Misplaced Modifier
Misplaced Modifier

2017

Hand-bleached, hand-dyed, hand-woven hemp, cotton, and linen; jacquard-woven blanket fabricated fromcheck-out aisle magazine; nail polish; and metal

120 x 72 x 12”

Back, Misplaced Modifier
Back, Misplaced Modifier

2017

Hand-bleached, hand-dyed, hand-woven hemp, cotton, and linen; jacquard-woven blanket fabricated fromcheck-out aisle magazine; nail polish; and metal

120 x 72 x 12”

I Forget Where I am While I am at Where I am Going
I Forget Where I am While I am at Where I am Going

2017

Hand dyed, hand woven gold lame and hemp, walnut custom shelving, Titanic (VHS) from a video store on the brink of closure, pins, and self-help books

81 1/2 x 59 1/2 x 4 3/8”

Detail, I Forget Where I am While I am at Where I am Going
Detail, I Forget Where I am While I am at Where I am Going

2017

Hand dyed, hand woven gold lame and hemp, walnut custom shelving, Titanic (VHS) from a video store on the brink of closure, pins, and self-help books

81 1/2 x 59 1/2 x 4 3/8”

Attachments
Attachments

2015

Hand woven hemp, hand bleached, hand dyed in fashionable shades of Black and Cardinal Red, giant clothespin, trick towel, greeting card, pins, iron-on scrapbooking letters, laminated advertisement for a chiropractor, and sun glasses from a cruisy area on Venice Beach on stretched linen

112.5 x 75.5 x 4” (in two parts)

Detail, Attachments
Detail, Attachments

2015

Hand woven hemp, hand bleached, hand dyed in fashionable shades of Black and Cardinal Red, giant clothespin, trick towel, greeting card, pins, iron-on scrapbooking letters, laminated advertisement for a chiropractor, and sun glasses from a cruisy area on Venice Beach on stretched linen

112.5 x 75.5 x 4” (in two parts)

Edward
Edward

2014

Handwoven gold lame and hemp, hand dyed in shades of daffodil, cardinal red, raspberry, indigo, and tea leaves to match the color fashion forecast of 2014-2015, silk, bedazzled sea shell ash tray from Palm Springs, spilled mug (resin and clay), and Silkwood (VHS) on cedar support

72 x 52 x 12"

Greg
Greg

2014

Hand woven and crocheted hemp (hand dyed in colors to match the 2013/2014 color forecast, Indigo, gold spray paint, sequin trim, silk, wool, giant clothes pin, spill (resin) with Cathy mug, chocolate chip cookies (plastic), and tin of butter cookies (plastic and metal) on Cedar support

76 x 74 x 12"

Max
Max

2014

Hand woven silver lame and hemp (hand dyed in colors to match the 2013/2014 fashion forecast), nail polish, sequin trim, spill (resin) with broken Cathy mug, giant clothes pin, denim, silk, and toilet paper on cedar support

68 x 65 x 12"

Summer (Dona Z. Meilach)
Summer (Dona Z. Meilach)

2012

Aromatic cedar, lavender, potpourri pies, hand felted wool, glue, the entire oeuvre of Dona Z. Meilach to date,ceramic book ends, Jacquard woven PFLAG newsletter, political pin, wax desserts on ceramic plate

60 x 48 x 36”

Front, Summer (Dona Z. Meilach)
Front, Summer (Dona Z. Meilach)

2012

Aromatic cedar, lavender, potpourri pies, hand felted wool, glue, the entire oeuvre of Dona Z. Meilach to date, ceramic book ends, Jacquard woven PFLAG newsletter, political pin, wax desserts on ceramic plate

60 x 48 x 36”

Untitled (I), from BE BOLD For What You Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What you Fall For
Untitled (I), from BE BOLD For What You Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What you Fall For

Site specific installation at the Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco

2013

Hand-dyed, hand woven and crocheted hemp; wool; cochineal (made from ground-up bugs); indigo; silver lame yarn; pretzels (plastic); spilled nail polish; nachos (rubber); chocolate chip cookies (plastics); onion rings (rubber); pins; and greeting cards

229” x 100” x 4”

Off-nite
detail, Off-Nite (back)
Excuse Me for Living
detail, Excuse Me for Living
Behind Closed Drawers
Travesty
detail, Travesty
Sanctuary
Detail, Sanctuary
Interiority Complex
Party Favors
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
The Cosmetic Affect of Darkness
Misplaced Modifier
Back, Misplaced Modifier
I Forget Where I am While I am at Where I am Going
Detail, I Forget Where I am While I am at Where I am Going
Attachments
Detail, Attachments
Edward
Greg
Max
Summer (Dona Z. Meilach)
Front, Summer (Dona Z. Meilach)
Untitled (I), from BE BOLD For What You Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What you Fall For
Off-nite

2018

Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, cotton and gold lamé, Indigo, socks that have lost their pair, a reproduction of The Hobby Directory, a collage made on paper pulped from correspondences with the California Tax Board, spilled paint can (resin), denim, and back issue of After Dark on powder coated steel.

72.25” x 54” x 24”

Wallpaper: Mrs. Fields Gets a Makeover, 2018

detail, Off-Nite (back)

2018

Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, cotton and gold lamé, Indigo, socks that have lost their pair, a reproduction of The Hobby Directory, a collage made on paper pulped from correspondences with the California Tax Board, spilled paint can (resin), denim, and back issue of After Dark on powder coated steel.

72.25” x 54” x 24”

Excuse Me for Living

2018

Hand dyed, hand woven, hand crocheted, hemp, gold lamé and cotton; spray paint; sequins; textile paint; chip clip; and bi-sexual pride badge on stretched linen

116.5” x 68.5” x 4”

detail, Excuse Me for Living

2018

Hand dyed, hand woven, hand crocheted, hemp, gold lamé and cotton; sequins; spray paint; textile paint; chip clip; and bi-sexual pride badge on stretched linen

116.5” x 68.5” x 4”

Behind Closed Drawers

2018

Hand woven cotton and gold lamé; Sharpie marker; nail polish; badges; spilled nail polish (resin); and Boys on the Side (VHS) on stretched linen and Ash.

45 7/8” x 37 7/8” x 5”

Travesty

2018

Hand dyed, hand bleached, hand crocheted hemp and sequins; spray paint; fabric paint; badges; home security and disaster films (VHS); engraved stick (wood); brass; and portal (resin) on stretched linen and Ash.

47.5” x 38.25” x 8”

detail, Travesty

2018

Hand dyed, hand bleached, hand crocheted hemp; sequins; spray paint; textile paint; badges; home security and disaster films (VHS); engraved stick (wood); and portal (resin) on stretched linen and Ash.

47.5” x 38.25” x 5”

Sanctuary

2017

Site-specific textile for St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle

Hand-woven, hand-dyed cotton, hemp, and gold lamé; scrapbooking stickers; the entire 1999 season of the soap opera Passions (DVD); the sheet music for the Bangles' "Eternal Flame"; the sheet music for Peter Hallock's "A Song of Deliverance"; advertisements for The Monastery (The Sanctuary); issue six of Pot Pourri, a sexual questionnaire for the "new age"; an advertisement for The Date-Record; giant clothespins, nail polish, and pins

540 x 78”

 

Detail, Sanctuary

Site-specific textile for St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle

2017

Hand-woven, hand-dyed cotton, hemp, and gold lamé; scrapbooking stickers; the entire 1999 season of the soap opera Passions (DVD); the sheet music for the Bangles' "Eternal Flame"; the sheet music for Peter Hallock's "A Song of Deliverance"; advertisements for The Monastery (The Sanctuary); issue six of Pot Pourri, a sexual questionnaire for the "new age"; an advertisement for The Date-Record; giant clothespins, nail polish, and pins

540 x 78”

Interiority Complex

2017

Hand dyed, crocheted, and spray painted hemp with piano key fabric, a rayon/Lycra blend, sequins, and a blue denim bow on wood

79 x 53 x 2”

Party Favors

2017

Hand-dyed, hand-woven, and crocheted hemp; calendar from a gay community group, rhinestone encrusted florist brooch, pin, spray paint, and chip clip on stretched linen

72 x 50 x 5”

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

2017

Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, Jacquard woven cotton, and carnival flair on linen

108 x 70 x 2”

The Cosmetic Affect of Darkness

2017

Hand woven gold lame and cotton; hand woven hemp, dyed in last season’s expired dye and Indigo; gay pin; half-gay pin; two lists generated from a support group meeting on powder-coated steel

72 x 48 x 12”

Misplaced Modifier

2017

Hand-bleached, hand-dyed, hand-woven hemp, cotton, and linen; jacquard-woven blanket fabricated fromcheck-out aisle magazine; nail polish; and metal

120 x 72 x 12”

Back, Misplaced Modifier

2017

Hand-bleached, hand-dyed, hand-woven hemp, cotton, and linen; jacquard-woven blanket fabricated fromcheck-out aisle magazine; nail polish; and metal

120 x 72 x 12”

I Forget Where I am While I am at Where I am Going

2017

Hand dyed, hand woven gold lame and hemp, walnut custom shelving, Titanic (VHS) from a video store on the brink of closure, pins, and self-help books

81 1/2 x 59 1/2 x 4 3/8”

Detail, I Forget Where I am While I am at Where I am Going

2017

Hand dyed, hand woven gold lame and hemp, walnut custom shelving, Titanic (VHS) from a video store on the brink of closure, pins, and self-help books

81 1/2 x 59 1/2 x 4 3/8”

Attachments

2015

Hand woven hemp, hand bleached, hand dyed in fashionable shades of Black and Cardinal Red, giant clothespin, trick towel, greeting card, pins, iron-on scrapbooking letters, laminated advertisement for a chiropractor, and sun glasses from a cruisy area on Venice Beach on stretched linen

112.5 x 75.5 x 4” (in two parts)

Detail, Attachments

2015

Hand woven hemp, hand bleached, hand dyed in fashionable shades of Black and Cardinal Red, giant clothespin, trick towel, greeting card, pins, iron-on scrapbooking letters, laminated advertisement for a chiropractor, and sun glasses from a cruisy area on Venice Beach on stretched linen

112.5 x 75.5 x 4” (in two parts)

Edward

2014

Handwoven gold lame and hemp, hand dyed in shades of daffodil, cardinal red, raspberry, indigo, and tea leaves to match the color fashion forecast of 2014-2015, silk, bedazzled sea shell ash tray from Palm Springs, spilled mug (resin and clay), and Silkwood (VHS) on cedar support

72 x 52 x 12"

Greg

2014

Hand woven and crocheted hemp (hand dyed in colors to match the 2013/2014 color forecast, Indigo, gold spray paint, sequin trim, silk, wool, giant clothes pin, spill (resin) with Cathy mug, chocolate chip cookies (plastic), and tin of butter cookies (plastic and metal) on Cedar support

76 x 74 x 12"

Max

2014

Hand woven silver lame and hemp (hand dyed in colors to match the 2013/2014 fashion forecast), nail polish, sequin trim, spill (resin) with broken Cathy mug, giant clothes pin, denim, silk, and toilet paper on cedar support

68 x 65 x 12"

Summer (Dona Z. Meilach)

2012

Aromatic cedar, lavender, potpourri pies, hand felted wool, glue, the entire oeuvre of Dona Z. Meilach to date,ceramic book ends, Jacquard woven PFLAG newsletter, political pin, wax desserts on ceramic plate

60 x 48 x 36”

Front, Summer (Dona Z. Meilach)

2012

Aromatic cedar, lavender, potpourri pies, hand felted wool, glue, the entire oeuvre of Dona Z. Meilach to date, ceramic book ends, Jacquard woven PFLAG newsletter, political pin, wax desserts on ceramic plate

60 x 48 x 36”

Untitled (I), from BE BOLD For What You Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What you Fall For

Site specific installation at the Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco

2013

Hand-dyed, hand woven and crocheted hemp; wool; cochineal (made from ground-up bugs); indigo; silver lame yarn; pretzels (plastic); spilled nail polish; nachos (rubber); chocolate chip cookies (plastics); onion rings (rubber); pins; and greeting cards

229” x 100” x 4”

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