Stitched

I created these pieces in 2018 for the "Con/Textile/Ized" exhibit at the Jamestown Arts Center. My recent explorations of pleated textiles progressed to folded forms, a place where geometry meets fabric and stitch. I layer color and thread using freeform machine embroidery over a base of heavy linen. 

I’ve been observing the visual qualities of birds in flight. I’ve been feeling the opening and closing, the expansion and contraction, the movement and lightness of being that is elicited by these airborne beings.