Steven and William Ladd, ‘Billy’, 2012, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Billy’, 2012, Mingei International Museum

24 boxes made of cashmere swatches in various tones of green, brown and tan.

I was obsessed with cashmere for many years. Four enormous boxes of swatches were donated to us and I reached into one of them and felt the most beautiful cashmere in the world. I made that box my priority and William and I created small boxes covered in these precious swatches as our self portraits.

William: "Remember how we made self-portraits when we had pottery class together?"
Steven: "That was Princess Leia, not a self-portrait."
Steven & William: (laughing)

Function and Fantasy: Steven and William Ladd. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. 2014. Curator Christine Knoke.

Steven and William Ladd: Shaboygen. The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York. 2012.

About Steven and William Ladd