Custom Made U.S.A.

Karen Ryan's Custom made U.S.A started with an invitation from Balloon Contemporary in Chicago to come over and make a collection of 'Custom Made' chairs using furniture that was left behind, unwanted in Converso's old warehouse. Karen spent two weeks in Chicago in Converso's other warehouse, making several trips to the Salvation Army thrift stores where she found other pieces of furniture she wanted to use.
There are five pieces in the 'Custom Made U.S.A collection they traverse autobiographical narratives remembered from childhood to new narratives of my experience of America.
Find out more about Karen's latest project here.