A continuation of the investigations begun in the 5X5 series using
knit/ stitch/weave techniques.
Commission for Myonggi Sul Design Studio. Intended as "jewels" to reside on a grey Vladimir Kagan Sofa. Spring 2017
A continuous study in stitching as expressive and didactic as applied to functional objects.
Series of KNIT/STITCH/WEAVE explorations developed for the FIVExFIVExFIVE mini- works juried exhibition at Jackson State University, Gadsen Art Gallery, June 2016
Embroidery thread on linen mounted onto MDF room model, 2014
Combining methods from the GridWork embroidery series and The History of Her Rooms models these artifacts investigate spatial qualities that develop when a surface is embellished with line and when this subsequent surface is bent to carve space.
Photos by Caleb Crawford
Initially these works were a series of experiments in line, form and color. As the practice evolved the textile sketches began to combine multiple hand made conceits; stitching on to knitting, weaving via stitching, appliqué and melding of textiles into three-dimensional space. The series then became a practice of Stitching Landscape and investigations into Soft Construction.
Embroidery thread on linen, knitted cotton twine.
photography by Madeline Crawford
2014, embroidered thread on linen
Brooklyn Buttons are culled from off-cuts, experiments, and mistakes of larger projects. Experiments in stitching, color combinations, and formal investigations embellish the recycled content. The small canvas of the buttons asks the question: how much space do you need to tell a story?