Playing the Deaf Card


Playing the Deaf CardPlaying the Deaf Card

3h x 8w x 7d”.  Wood box found in dumpster; leather, hearing aids, dried lynx ears, tarot cards.

Playing the Deaf Card, detailPlaying the Deaf Card, detail

Inside box:  hearing aid batteries, tarot card, computer print, leather, dried lynx ears.

Inspired by my legal deafness.  I used to mention my hearing impairment comfortably and offhandedly, to let people know I wasn’t ignoring them, on drugs or a complete dummy.  In recent years it has become so politically loaded that I now uncomfortably and only after much thought mention it, weighing whether it’s worth it or not to Play the Deaf Card.

“The consolation of deaf people is to read, and sometimes to scribble.”

Three Hats


Camouflage HatCamouflage Hat

Life size and wearable.  Silk velvet, camouflage polar fleece, camouflage twill, lace, grouse wings, muskox fur.  Machine and hand sewn from self pattern.

Digital HatDigital Hat

Life size and wearable.  Velvet, leather, cotton shirting with circuit board pattern, chicken wings, circuit board, electronic parts, beads and feathers.  Machine and hand sewn from self pattern.

Topography HatTopography Hat

Life sized and wearable.  Silk velvet, hand painted silk with topography map pattern, arrow heads, camouflage silk mesh, silk mosquito net and hand made copper snaps.  Machine and hand sewn from self pattern.

“I myself have 12 hats, and each one represents a different personality.  Why just be yourself?” –Margaret Atwood