The merger of what I consider traditional methods of working with fabric  with various painting techniques  continues to fascinate me.  The challenge is using these disparate elements to create a piece in which all the elements work together forming something which is greater than any of its parts. 

 

To accomplish the goal I work with fabric layers, paint, piecing, applique, machine and hand sewing. The reference is to images of the landscape. In essence these pieces are a record of things I have seen, thoughts and memories. The shapes vary to reflect the subject matter.

 

 

Carolina Vista
Carolina Vista

48 x 72 x 5"

Reflections
Reflections

44 x 47 x 8"

Hoarfrost
Hoarfrost

28 x 30 x 5"

Hoarfrost
Hoarfrost

detail

High Shoals
High Shoals

32 x 33 x 6.5"

Elysian Fields
Elysian Fields

29 x 30 x 5"

Cycles
Cycles

48 x 70 x 5"

Blizzard
Blizzard

29 x 30 x 5"

Canyon walls
Canyon walls

35 x 42 x 5"

Tonga Bay
Tonga Bay

29 x 40 x 4"

A deep autunmal tone
A deep autunmal tone

29.5 x 30.5 x 4"

when the hurley burleys done
when the hurley burleys done

41 x 44 x 7"