Dancing, cascading figures appear, and disappear, and then reappear in my vision. Patterns and color, layer upon layer. These layers of information remind me of the stations and passages in my life, where all of the present is built upon the past.
My work is about being a woman: the need to nurture, beauty, power, intuition, gentleness, sorrow, anger, love- aspects of myself I embrace and acknowledge, sometimes with fear, but more often with great joy. And, since moving to Indiana, I am experiencing a connection to the endless small rolling hills that remind me of the marshes I love in the Low-country in South Carolina. The land holds mystery, pattern and color. Her undulating shapes are reminiscent of the human figure, and this has become one of my primary focuses: the integration of landscape with my love of figure drawing.
The fabric is direct-dyed and printed with pattern and color. Machine quilting adds an additional texture and pattern. Not wanting the pieces to remain static on the wall, I have trimmed the outside edges to move with the interior landscapes. Recent works have been stitched with paper batting so that the shapes are malleable, able to bend and shift into three-dimensional representations of my two-dimensional drawings and sketches.
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