Larry Weyand

Larry Weyand is a rug hooker whose work defies the established properties of traditional floor décor, domesticity, and gender. Fueled by the complex history of processed food, emotional trauma, autoethnography, queerness, and domestic spaces, Weyand investigates how difficult narratives can occupy space within the soft, fluffy boundaries of textile-based craft. While on Fogo Island, Weyand plans to research the connections between food processing, colonialism’s effect on diets, island-based food sovereignty/food regimes, and food nostalgia as conceptual underpinnings for the production of a line of functional and cozy rug hooked pillows.

Larry Weyand, Babybels (5 of 6 pack), hooked yard on burlap, 2019