A lot of people seem to feel that art should be about abstract concepts, larger themes, and big ideas. I feel that art can be about the smaller things that matter to us as individuals: daily life, food and flowers, well-known stories, community – and that images of those smaller things can be more accessible, be a pleasure to live with.
I choose fabric for my medium because I love the textural possibilities. And all those colours! If I can’t find the colour I want, I dye or paint my own muslin. I use a lot of home-décor fabrics; partly this is simply to add to the available palette, but home-décor fabrics, especially velvets, often can be cut out very precisely because the edges don’t ravel. All sorts of things find their way into my work: stuff from the dollar store, things I find in the street, old paper out of falling-apart books or paper I’ve made…
- Born on January 28
- Joined April 18, 2009