Jesse Harrod

The relationship between waste and value has for a long time been fundamental to Jesse Harrod’s braided and woven sculptural work: foregrounding questions of gender and queerness, Harrod considers the ways in which certain materials and the bodies associated with them are culturally deemed “disposable” or “valuable”. During her residency at RAIR, this metaphoric theme of disposability was made literal. Drawn to materials associated with hobby crafts and domesticity, Harrod scavenged the waste piles on site for colorful detritus, looking specifically for pieces of rope that she repurposed and transformed into macramé-inspired sculptures, filling the discarded materials with a new sense of value.