Wednesday, February 27, 2013

a friend's foot

A friend was kind enough to share her foot's image with us. Karen Rips and I are continuing to work on a series, A View Within. You can see our progress here:

As you can see our friend, Lisa,  has had a great deal of trouble and pain. We appreciate her generosity in sharing her image with us.

Friday, February 22, 2013

down to sleep catalogue

The down to sleep catalogue is now being offered on Joetta Maue's blog.  
Here's the link:

I can't wait to see mine! And I'm so pleased to see that Joetta used my page on her blog. 
What a thrill.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

down to sleep, part 2

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Down to Sleep
An exhibit curated by Joetta Maue
Chester F. Sidell Gallery
March 1 - April 12, 2013, Opening Reception: March 1, 2013, 5-7pm

The bed is a powerful locale in our daily life - with most of us beginning and ending our day here. We experience our most intimate moments of vulnerability, love, passion, sadness, and weakness here.  Most of us begin and end our life in this place that is piled with soft sheets and pillows. As a metaphor we can experience all the most significant emotions of human life in this one simple place of our daily life.  This exhibit is work that explores this liminal space with contemporary fiber practices.

Participating Artists:
Bren Ahearn, Caroline Kirton, Eunkyung Lee Hagar Vardimon, Jenne Giles, Jen Pettus, Jody Oesterreicher, Julia Elsas, Karri A Dieken, Kristin La Flamme, Laura Bisagna, Laura Mongiovi, Marissa Fisher, Marissa Lehner, Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, Maureen E Patrick, Micha Michelle Melancon, Michelle Urbanek, Paula Chung, Rebecca Fricke, Sabina Hahn, Sherry Aliberti, Susan Lenz, Susan Moss, Tamar Stone, Tom Whitton

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

down to sleep

I've been honored to have been included in the upcoming show, down to sleep, at the Chester F. Sidell Gallery in Lawrence, Massachusettes, curated by Joetta Maue. It runs March 1 through April 13th. 

I'm excited to see the art presented and the catalogue that accompanies the show.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Three Figures

I find the human body so fascinating and the imagery capturing the view from within, even more so. Currently I'm working on the sonagrams of the daughter of my collaborating partner, Karen Rips.  I'll share those images later--some are still in the planning stage.

These are three full figures I recently finished. They are almost life size, so quite large, and took quite some time to complete. I used hand-dyed raw silk for the 2 outer pieces and commercially dyed duponi silk for the center piece. I was experimenting with a different palette, which was quite informative and fun, but a challenge.

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