Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Journey

Recently I traveled to Southern California to combine my pieces with Karen Rips' work, my friend & collaborator for our show, Interpreting Body Imagery with Fiber at the Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ this September.

It was so great to see our body of work all together on Karen's table! We had worked for almost 2 years developing our pieces and it was so gratifying to see them. As our collaboration progressed, our work grew in complexity and diversity.

And as our collaboration continues, so does our experimentation. Karen continues to push the envelops of discharge, overdyeing, shibori, and texture creating processes through shrinkage and manipulation. Check out Karen's blog, Fiberart Musings.

I'm experimenting with different stitching substrates to create work capable of hanging off the wall, in 2D and 3D presentations. Currently, I'm working on 14 MRI slices stitched onto screening, which I'll talk more about in future posts.