Artist Information for Mary Pal
The texture of cloth and stitch are irresistible to me and I revel in the images that result from combining them. The tactile quality of all fabric draws me – the coarse texture of burlap, the smooth weave of linen, the rough fluidity of cheesecloth. They can be coaxed into my interpretation of a hillside vista or the contours of a weathered face - I seek to persuade viewers that there is greater beauty in those facial lines and creases that develop over the course of a life fully lived than in the most flawless complexion.Images scroll down to view all
Unspoken25 x 37 inches   Photo by Ray Pilon
Inspired by a photo of a homeless man by New York photographer Leland Bobbe.
JBW24 x 18 inches   Photo by Ray Pilon
This portrait of my grandfather, John Benjamin Windross, a proud Manxman, reflects much about him – even in his 90s, always impeccably dressed in a three-piece suit complete with pocket watch, and never without his pipe or a twinkle in his eye. He entertained us grandkids with ditties, jokes and riddles, and an endless supply of jellybeans.
Precious Time11/30/2013   Photo by Vale Mining Co.
Despite its connotation as a luxury item, we seldom consider how silver is obtained - through the arduous, dangerous work of mining ... especially back in 1907.
Trusting24 x 24 inches   Photo by Based on photo by Csaba Zoller
Equus24 x 18 inches   Photo by Ray Pilon