“Your escape from the patterns your parents designed”
Geckler experiments with off-the-shelf construction items, essentially lifting them out of an easily recognizable context. She repositions these humble materials within sprawling site-specific artworks that allow them to transcend their primary and utilitarian functions. In 1999 Geckler discovered flagging tape, a mass-produced material used to temporarily demarcate construction zones, primarily used by men. Flagging tape has become Geckler’s signature material, the versatility and translucency of the plastic ribbon lends itself to being layered and woven, allowing her to expand upon the rather limited palette of fourteen colors.