Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tesi's Pain

This piece is another of the pieces in my solo show, "A View Within: The Body Stitched". It is a from dental imaging machine.

This piece is quite large--45 x 48 and is solid embroidery on dyed raw silk.

You can see the metal bar that was placed in her neck. Tesi's neck injury has caused her a great deal of pain and requires her to make many adjustments in her life as a metal sculptor and vibrant woman.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

More Stitchings

Here is the series I did on my friend's broken leg, showing 5 views of the break. It's entitled, "Femur: Five Views".

And these are the pieces individually. The pieces are embroidered by machine on hand dyed silk and attached to stretched canvases.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

More Images From My Show, "A View Within: The Body Stitched"

Here are a few more images from the show that is in the Foyer Gallery at Lake Tahoe Community College. The show will run through June 18th.

This is a series of sonograms chronicling growth at 12 weeks, 24 weeks and 36 weeks:

This is the series as shot from the gallery:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Last Night's Reception for "A View Within: The Body Stitched"

My reception was a nice, cozy gathering of friends. It was great to see friends I hadn't seen in some time and to spend time with those that share art classes with me.

My work was well received and has inspired me to keep working in this discipline.

My fiber friends in SoCal sent this most amazing floral arrangement. It was wonderful to have their presence there through this gift, since they weren't able to attend.

And it sure added class!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Reception Tonight for "A View Within: The Body Stitched"

My first solo show debuts tonight. There have been positive comments on the work, so I'm excited. My husband, Norm, is photographing for me, so I'll post some images tomorrow.

I snuck in the other night and took some photos, so here's one of a group of pieces I'm calling "Femur: Five Views". It records my friend's broken leg and the difficulties she has had since that accident--having to have it reset with more titanium pins.

Here's the image of that group:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My First Solo Show!

I am so excited about my first solo show ever. It's been a long time coming and a real learning curve for me.

I wanted to present new work using a different process. I had been experimenting with embroidery and decided to create work using that process rather than my applique process. A friend had shown me some medical images and I thought they were so powerful, I wanted to embroider X-rays and MRIs.

It took a long time to figure out how to translate these forms of imagery into values that I could stitch and a lot of trial and error--mostly error. But I finally figured out how to do it with only 3 months left to make the pieces.

So I frantically stitched my heart away for 3 months.

This the close up of my first piece:

And this is the full image, which was chosen for the postcard:

I've photographed the other pieces and will be sharing them with you. I'll also photograph the installation, so you can see how the pieces look as a group.