Sewing Tour 2012
My mission is to navigate the country promoting people's creativity, providing a tangible patch of their ideas, and to teach how to use alternative energy sources.
My name is Paul Nosa, I'm an Artist that draws with a sewing machine. My designs are not pre-drawn nor do I use a computer or template; this is a non-traditional method of using a conventional sewing machine. I am self-taught and have been sewing for the past eight years.
I ask people to think of a scenario in '5-words-or-less', and I sew my interpretation on the spot onto a piece of fabric or 'patch'.
The sewing machine is mounted to my Solar Sewing Rover; a portable table powered by a solar panel and a bicycle electric generator.
People can ride the bicycle and generate electricity to make their own patch.
Where and When
Sewing Tour 2012 will begin in March and finish in October. Update: The initial vision as depicted in the video has changed - the course of the Tour will be in reverse. Starting in my hometown of Tucson, Arizona- the tour will forge Eastward to Pittsburgh, then to New York City for Art Expo. A variety of East coast events are coming together, including sewing at the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Expect the tour in the North West by July: to Seattle, and then South to Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. More cities and sewing events to be included along the way!
Previous Sewing Installations:
San Francisco's Exploratorium 2010 & 2011, Bay Area & New York Maker Faire 2010 & 2011, Pittsburgh Children's Museum 2011, Oregon Country Fair 2010 & 2011, Harmony Festival 2010 & 2011, Bumbershoot 2010, Oakland Art MurMur 2010 & 2011, Sustainable Living Roadshow 2011, Treasure Island Music Festival 2010 & 2011, Philadelphia Folk Festival 2011, San Francisco & Chicago Renegade Craft Fair 2010, West Coast Art & Frame 2011, New York Art Expo 2011
By supporting the project, you will be helping with the travel
costs to drive around the country. As well as receiving a piece of my
Art with your pledge, you will be helping people use their imaginations,
understand how to use solar energy, and build a bicycle electric
Thank you for your support,
- (12 days)