DANIELLE BURKE


Danielle Burke is an artist and folklorist. She studies textiles, craft pedagogy, and artist communities; her studio practice focuses primarily on the process of weaving.

She is currently a PhD candidate in Design Studies with a focus in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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Linum usitatissimum




Resiliency: Linum usitatissimum- what is the structure of resilience? 
For this series, a segment of flax DNA was transcribed for an 8 harness loom. The gene woven here, whose specifics can be found below, has been associated with flax’s resiliency during drought and environmental stress.  Woven in overshot, a technique used in traditional Appalachian coverlets, the structure of the gene can be visualized.

Organism: Linum usitatissimum
Transcript Name: Lus10013166 (primary)
Location: scaffold359:377647..378581 forward
Description: (1 of 10) K13464 - jasmonate ZIM domain-containing protein (JAZ)









Resiliency (Part I of II): Linum usitatissimum
natural & deconstructed linen
47.5” x 43”
2017





Resiliency (Part II of II): Linum usitatissimum
natural & deconstructed linen
58” x 43”
2018




Resiliency (Star Constellation): Linum usitatissimum
natural & deconstructed linen

51” x 43”
2018



On view at the Denison Museum, January 17 - April 10, 2022






DANIELLE BURKE


Danielle Burke is an artist and folklorist. She studies textiles, craft pedagogy, and artist communities; her studio practice focuses primarily on the process of weaving.

She is currently a PhD candidate in Design Studies with a focus in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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