The Beginning

Lookout & Wonderland began in 2005 as a home for radical idea making and collaborative creation. The Fiber Art Project was born the same year as obsessive Indigo and Shibori research project. A studio practice grew out of this research, travel and learning and for many years was simply this, a practice. In 2011, I began working with Serena Mitnik Miller of General Store on a collaboration of shared indigo love, she sourced vintage garments and I would bring them into the studio for dyeing. Around the same time I started working with Kathryn Bentley dyeing 69 dresses for her shop Dream Collective. Shortly after, Serena teamed up with Hannah Henderson and they began working on what would become General Store in Venice, Ca. They asked me about making a dressing room for the shop, something inspired by the ocean meeting the shore. I dyed the panels and Hannah pieced them together. It was installed and that my friends was the end of my quiet studio practice and the beginning of something so much bigger.