Featured Artist - November 2015 Gay Lasher
My work combines digital photography, printing and computers and is expressed in the medium of textiles. As an artist, I am concerned with ideas of transformation and re-creation. I am fascinated by the potential that even common photographs have for being reborn in a new and completely different way. Using features of Adobe Photoshop, I transform ordinary photographs into abstract images. Small areas are then greatly enlarged to produce the final composition which is printed on cotton. I use black thread and stitching to sharpen the image, create depth, and give the surface a sculptural quality.