An experimental series of embroideries using new and different (to the artist) materials and techniques. The focus is on the joining of rigidity (in the form of the circular embroidery hoop and the stiff thread), and chance/happenstance (in the form of the ink, foil, and beading).
Short-form title: “Study” - allowing viewers to interpret for themselves what the study is. Some viewers have seen geographical landmasses, cloud forms, microscopic organisms, and sonar; their personal aptitudes and interests influencing their readings.
15 studies completed
2018 Embroidery and print // floss, cotton fabric, paper
An experimental deboss of an embroidery entirely comprised of French knots. The front of the embroidery is covered in intentional knots, and the back with the unintentional mess necessary to produce the effect of the French knot; both sides are meant to be seen and the fabric is meant to be interacted with (ie. handled). The embroidery is made of approximately four thousand French knots. The print/deboss is near invisible at first glance and changes under shifting light. Single edition print.
2017 Embroidery series // cotton fabric, cotton floss, acrylic paint
Series of eight embroideries depicting portraits of women. Each has a unique floral pattern covering her skin.
Embroideries which focus on the seemingly unremarkable, or unwanted, components of a floral landscape.