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Dates: 2012-2014

Location: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont and Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont 

Description: What does it mean to be visible, yet unseen? In Cloaking Device, Wylie Garcia explores theories of energy fields, and camouflage.  Inspired by holography, human energy field spectrums, and dazzle camouflage, Garcia utilizes hand needle felting as a form of energy transfer and a meditation on time travel.  Culminating in a solo performance as a walk across the historic Shelburne Farms Estate, Cloaking Device is documented in a series of photographs.  The cloak itself took two years to make through the process of hand needle felting raw wool roving. 

Photo Credit: David Lindsay 

Related Exhibitions: 
Intimacy and Materiality, Helenday Art Center,
Stowe Vermont 
Parade, St. Botolph Club Foundation,
Boston , Massachussetts
Unraveled: Contemporary New England Fiber Art, Museums of Old York, Maine

Related Awards:
Sustainable Arts Fellowship Residency to Vermont Studio Center

St. Botolph Foundation Fellowship Award

Related Press:
Seven Days

Hand Eye Magazine
Stowe Today

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