Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AQE 2012

"Using vintage fabrics in my art is a constant and welcome reminder of the character and original purpose of this cloth - beautiful utility.

Old damasks and linens take to contemporary surface design techniques,such as dyes and resists, in unexpected and satisfying ways.

This composition came about while waiting in my car in the winter sunshine outside the laundromat and observing several women inside go back and forth between heated arguing and companionable agreement as they watched their own laundry churning.

"The fabrics of our lives" seemed to be the theme of the day for all of us."

Artist statements have been the bane of my existence, but they are required for many exhibitions. Just LOOK at the shit folks!  This piece was juried into Art Quilt Elements in Philadelphia, PA and sold the last night of the exhibit. I miss it.