Poppy Picnic

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Poppy Picnic
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Influenced by the nostalgia of old film, I capture candid moments from the 1930s to the 1950s in my textile work. Choosing images that appear photo-journalistic, I pull pieces from the images that I like and join them with other vintage images until I create a composition that satisfies me. I am inspired by the subtleties of an image. I begin with a palette reminiscent of old film…greys, dusty blues, ashen greens, and a variety of browns. Lately I’ve been adding more pops of color, though my heart still yearns for the subdued tones.

My work celebrates an unawareness of the camera in contrast to contemporary selfie culture, creating a more honest and intimate acceptance of a social portraiture that is simultaneously ordinary and meaningful. There’s no showing off, just pure moments...in the moment.
Commercial batiks
Hand cut, raw edge machine appliquéd, machine quilted

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