Structures #113

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Structures #113
39 in
86 in
(99 cm x 218 cm)
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I see #113 as connection through conversation. The flow of conversation at a party. People joining and rejoining small groups as the move around the rooms.

This textile painting is part of a larger series started in 2000 and finished in 2016 with 200 completed artworks. The statement for the entire series is as follows:

Humans have an innate desire for connection. We long to be understood, to feel close to others, to create bonds. Yet fear of rejection often results in the construction of walls and ultimately disconnection.

The Structure Series investigates this creation of barriers. The impact it has on our relationships and our self-understanding. Of hiding our true thoughts and feelings, both from each other and frequently from ourselves.

Ultimately my passion is the celebration of courage as we break down the barricades and let people in.

I explore closeness, distance, connection and open spaces with my lines. Human-made structures for containment such as fences and stone walls are also referenced in the geometric designs.
fabric, dye
Hand dyed fabric, intentional piecing, machine quilting