Proximate Parcels is comprised of spools of industrial sewing thread that have been sliced apart to expose the individual strands. The varying shades of red reference the colonizing tool of blood quantum that even to this day informs some tribal enrollments. The title references destructive allotment policies which eroded tribal communities. The spool cores are also cut apart and inserted back to form the spine-like columns representing intact cores that remain in spite of divisive policies.
Brenda Mallory (Cherokee Nation)