From the artist: My hand-woven alpaca tapestries depict emergency instruction scenarios from first aid manuals, airline safety cards, and bathroom signs. I weave these symbols to question perceptions about physical interaction, danger, and control. They address the vulnerability and self-preservation negotiated during human interaction. The images portray instructions on how to save each other’s lives, how to act rationally in the face of our mortality, and how to behave with our bodies. While tapestries have historically displayed the narrative of a religious, mythological, or heroic event, these safety instructions tell a story that hasn’t happened and hopefully never does.