Born a Pisces in the Year of the Rat, Stuart E. Shepard continues to weave and build a practice in the town of their birth. Their body grapples with notions of materiality, gender, queerness, power, and their-story through weaving and related fiber engagements. Shepard has been weaving on multi-shaft hand-looms since 2016 and is particularly interested in the queering of objects, processes, and crafts(man)ship. Weaving as a practice is highlighted as they ask the question: how can i queer an inherently binary institution?..


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