Last fall my youngest son moved to Vancouver and while hiking I came upon a tree with charred insides that looked to me like a woman walking in a black robe. With thoughts of an empty nest and womb I called this dyed silk and wool piece 'Crone'. I entered it in the Sidney Fine Arts Show but it wasn't one of the pieces selected and I'm just as happy to have it up on my wall!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Most of the pieces I've been posting were included in a fibre art group show put on by the Mark Makers - which I'm part of - last summer at the Victoria College of Art. 'The Texture of Blue' is indigo dyed, felted and hand stitched wool, cotton and silk. It's a response to my experience of blue: sadness, grief and loss encompassing deeper fissures, hidden pockets, fraying, unraveling, wearing out and fading over time.
'Seeing the Grain' is machine stitched on silk and was inspired by the grain in a sheet of plywood surrounding a construction site. Beauty is everywhere waiting for me to notice.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
'She Rules the World' - the Goddess Isis - a gift for my sister.
'New Pathways' was inspired by the work of Anthony Thorn and is about pushing into new territory with a sense of determination, adventure and discovery.
I asked what to make next before taking a nap and awoke with this image. 'Freedom' is being conscious I have a full spectrum of possible choices to support me in creating my experience. This piece is over 5 feet wide, although you might not imagine that, given the small size of this photo!