Fort Makers

Brooklyn, NY

Founded in Brooklyn during the summer of 2008, Fort Makers is a wildly creative collaborative art group that aims to launch emerging artists’ careers through unconventional means of exposure. They are known for their “forts” or mobile fabric installations that function as inhabitable paintings, but their projects range from clothing and textiles to wood candlestick holders that evoke a city skyline. The collaborative consists of Creative Director Nana Spears, Painter Naomi Clark, Woodworkers Noah Spencer and Project Manager and aspiring Jewelry Designer Elizabeth Whitcomb.

Favorite Artist
Joan Miro, Louise Bourgeois, Andrea Zittel, & Isamu Noguchi

Favorite US destination
Terlingua, Texas. La Posada Milagro is incredible.

Favorite Book
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Favorite recipe
Pasta Putanesca is a quick and simple meal after a long day at the studio.

Favorite weekend activity
Working in the studio. It makes Monday seem like it could be Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday or even Friday…

Favorite room in your home
We all love listening to records in Nana’s living room!

Favorite new Artist or Author you have discovered
We’ve been loving Connan Mockasin’s music and videos.

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