Text-iles

All winter long, I’ve been chipping away at a new addition to All Flesh Is Grass. “S A Y” is finally finished.

“S A Y,” altered dish towels, 2017.

Threads were snipped and carefully pulled out to form the letters:

Art on Paper 2017

I am so excited to announce that my embroidered envelopes, Casa Illuminata, are included in Art of Paper 2017 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC. If you find yourself in Greensboro this summer, stop by to see the exhibition. I am flattered to be showing work alongside so many artists that I admire!

One Pulse or Another, 2015, cotton thread on envelope

Full exhibition details can be found here:

http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/exhibitions/show/?title=art-on-paper-2017-the-44th-exhibition

 

 

St. Leoba

Detail: St. Leoba: Words and Deeds, 2016, purple thread on loose leaf paper, entry for the New City Artist Exchange
Detail: St. Leoba: Words and Deeds, 2016, purple thread on loose leaf paper, entry for the New City Artist Exchange

I recently participated in the 2016 New City Artist Exchange. My contribution to the exchange was an edition of 14 hand-sewn pages called “St. Leoba: Words and Deeds.”

The inspiration for this series came from St. Leoba, an Anglo-Saxon nun that I learned about during my research in Ireland. Leoba had a dream that she pulled an endless purple thread from her mouth. She desperately pulled at the thread and soon it completely filled her hands. She asked a wise woman to interpret her dream, and the woman said that the dream was a prophecy: Leoba would share wisdom and love with the world through her words and deeds.