Homespun, 2023

Series of 9 12x12” crocheted tapestries mounted on wooden dowels, digitally applied labels
Homespun sheds light on the increasing inaccessibility of housing in the U.S. By infusing data with crochet, each tapestry brings a human element to statistical analysis. What were once generic charts and graphs now emanate an evocative quality, engaging viewers on an emotional level and emphasizing the human stories embedded within the data.

Homespun beckons viewers to contemplate the profound impact of housing challenges on individuals, families, and communities. With its harmonious blend of craft and information, the work serves as a visual catalyst for dialogue, encouraging a collective exploration of the underlying causes of the housing crisis and inspiring the pursuit of viable solutions.

© Olivia Johnson 2023