LJ Roberts

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My current practice remixes various textile methods with facets of queer and trans identity and culture making. With flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness as a foundation, I use tools and techniques such as toy knitting machines, single-strand hand embroidery, a sock making machine, quilting, and appliqué. I find that issues of marginality I encounter as a gender non-conforming non-binary person often mirror the positioning of textile and craft within visual culture. These mutually reflective margins provide a site for radical possibility and transformation through materiality.

My love of problem solving enables consistent and often unexpected outcomes in ways I do not always anticipate, but enthusiastically welcome.