Work for my solo exhibit here in December is coming along now. This week I completed a couple of new pieces and got started on a few more, while some work is in that 'thinking about it' stage.
|'shell game' 16.5"x19.5"; procion on cotton with machine stitching|
|''Rainbow Shells' 15.5"x19"; procion on cotton with beads and machine stitching|
|detail from a piece at the 'resting stage'|
|feathers embroidery on vintage kimono cloth for Jude|
|small purse I made when I was in high school|
|detail from the bag above|
Visiting galleries and museums in Other Parts of the World embroidery has caught my eye again and again, incorporated in the work of contemporary artists. I am drawn to the subversive juxtaposition of this traditional decorative technique with potent political and social commentary.
This territory may be calling me to come exploring. What new creative lands are you longing to traverse?