Artwork

STITCHED STATEMENTS
Visual narratives that bring together images from newspaper sources along with personal selected drawings highlight my interest in pictures, stemming all the way back to childhood memories when "looking" at pictures could keep me occupied for hours. The purpose is to seek and present either a commonality or a contrast or both through juxtaposition of these images. Hand stitching highlights, defines and stresses the important topographies of the composition. The stitch is my mark-making tool of choice because of the intimacy it presents in connecting the hand to the art. It provides a way to incorporate embroidery, which I learned during my childhood years and have continued to use in my art making practice for approximately thirty-five years. Even though my work has evolved and changed over the years, the use of stitch has always been a constant and joyful experience. All pieces consist of laminated paper and silk organza fabric, matte medium, and embroidery floss.