A More Perfect World than the Universe

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A More Perfect World than the Universe
30 in
30 in
(76 cm x 76 cm)
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"That's not how I remember it..."

This is a picture of how I imagine memory works. We travel around to different rooms in our brain, gathering up bits and pieces of the past to put together a story. The result is generally not what actually happened. There is great value in building stories that look on the bright side of things.

In the mid 2010s, the addition of mark making transformed my artwork. No longer content with solid blocks of color, my work now includes painted lines and shapes running across the surface. Pattern plays an important role, adding energy and movement to the designs, as I am mesmerized by things in a row. The dense stitching compliments the marks through texture and color.

My series of black and white works (Music and Memory) evoke the spirit of music and my memories of music - from my early childhood piano lessons to attending live music events. The works then expand into a consideration of all of memory.
Fabric, dye, textile paint, thread, batting, acrylic paint on stretched canvas
Hand-dyed and painted fabric, free hand cut, machine pieced and quilted on a home sewing machine