Sunday, September 30, 2012

More new direction

I decided to keep with the general ideas of what I did in the last piece - black fabric, some three dimensional elements, more experimenting with the surface.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Featured in Surface Design Association Journal

The Summer 2012 edition of the Surface Design Association Journal has a story about Embroiderers in New York City. It was written by Joetta Maue who is also an artist that works in fiber as well as being a curator . She has included me in the article along with artists Rebecca Ringquist, Elissa D'Arrigo and Emily Barletta.

Thanks Joetta!

Full article above (click on each page for larger, readable view).

Monday, July 9, 2012

Exhibiting in Group Show - Pushing the Limits 2012

This work and this work will be included in "Pushing the Limits 2012" a Juried Biennial Fiber exhibition at Artspace in Richmond, Virginia.

The opening will be on July 27th from 7:00-10:00 PM and the exhibit will continue until September 23rd.

I will not make the opening but I hope anyone near Richmond will check it out!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Exhibiting in Group Show

I will have this piece showing in a group fiber show called "Home is Where the Needle Marks" at Pop tART Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. There will be two venues for this exhibit, my work will be at (Sub) Urban Art, 101 West 5th Street.

It is a themed exhibit focusing on the concept of home and is curated by Ellen Schinderman.

Opening reception (which I will not attend) is June 9th from 7-11 PM. I'm sure it'll be fun! The show will run until July 9th.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New direction

I decided to go 'back' to the type of collages I was doing that made me bump head-first into embroidery, except in this case on a larger scale. I made this specifically for an upcoming show (a first). I also wanted to concentrate on the flat surface more, like a painting. This one is stretched on a frame. There is still the concentration of stitches in the center like my previous embroidery work but there are also stitches floating alone, in space, and most of the fabric is left to be itself.

I experimented further with texture by adding stars that pop about 1/4" or so from the surface, as well as making suture-like stitches as if the fabric were like skin, and finally, taking clippings from old doilies and covering them completely with a million little stitches of smoky monofilament thread.

Black on black is a hard thing to capture in a photograph, just another hurdle in my eternal struggle with getting accurate photos of my work.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

New work

After taking a considerable amount of time on the last one, I decided to do a series of smaller pieces. Then I decided to specifically do a series of head/face/mask related images. I had seen a beautiful and strong tattoo on the back of someone and I wanted to reproduce my memory of it. I'm sure the tattoo that I saw looks very different from this however.
I experimented with the background by stitching 'smokey' monofilament thread over multicolored metallic thread. Of course the effect isn't shown very faithfully in this flash-photograph reproduction.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Exhibiting in Fiber Philadelphia 2012

This piece will be included in the show "Outside/Inside the Box" which is part of the International Biennial Fiber Philadelphia 2012.

The show will be held at Icebox Project Space located in the Crane Arts building in Philadelphia.

The opening reception is Saturday, March 3, 5-8 PM. I'll be attending.