The Clothesline

Food, Fiber, Air, & Soil

An installation from artist Brenda Baker

Coming Spring 2024

The Clothesline: Food, Fiber, Air, and Soil, an installation by artist Brenda Baker, highlights the hard work done in our community by people who work in agriculture. The installation is made up of hundreds of pieces of used work attire donated by agricultural workers, which act as stand-ins for the unseen people whose labor produces the food we eat. Be immersed in the farmer's lives as you walk through and read their authentic stories.
Sugar House Creamery: A Clothesline Story

The Clothesline: Food, Fiber, Art, & Soil

Calling all farmers, beekeepers, maple tappers, and other agriculturalists

Want to be a part of The Clothesline? Clothing drop off locations include:

  • The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY
  • Whallonsburg Grange, Essex, NY
  • Sugar House Creamery, Jay, NY
  • Whitten Family Farm, Stockholm NY

Please leave donated pieces in specially marked bins at each location. Then, take a brown tag, fill out your name, a brief clothing story, and other pertinent information and leave it with/in your donation.

Have questions regarding The Clothesline? Contact Lillian Dechene.

Nick Gunn
Gunn Farms
Saranac Lake, NY

These pants are tattered and torn from my work in the field.

The Wild Center's programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.