(Above: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart. 14" x 14". Crayon
grave rubbing on silk combined with a vintage handkerchief and doily by '40s and '50 textile designer Faith Austin.
Self-guided, free-motion machine outlining of the words with dense hand
stitching. April 2016).
To read more about this piece with additional images, CLICK HERE.
(Above: Today I Walk in the Great Outdoors. 28" x 17".
Crayon grave rubbing on unbleached muslin on a vintage hand towel
collaged with a peach colored doily and the red-work embroidery from a
guest towel. Self-guided, free-motion machine embroidery with dense
hand stitching. March 2016.)
To read more about this grave rubbing art quilt with additional images, CLICK HERE.
(Above: Blessed SleepI, Crayon on silk grave rubbing with free motion machine and hand embroidery, vintage lace and buttons. 12" x 12".)
(Above: Blessed SleepII, Crayon on silk grave rubbing with free motion machine and hand embroidery, vintage lace and buttons. 12" x 12".)
The first small piece was created for the taping of a segment on The Quilting Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. The second one was a "step out" for the program and later donated to the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) 2016 autumn, on-line charity auction.
Using a needle and thread for self-expression, I
work to create art that reflects my interest in the concept of time.Memory, universal mortality, and personal
legacy are central themes.Vintage and
recycled materials are combined with meticulous handwork. Stitched text and
free motion machine embroidery add visual and emotional layers. Work is often
exhibited in an installation format in order to better communicate message
through an accessible atmosphere.I am drawn
to textiles for their tactile qualities and often make work that is meant to
touch and be touched.