Description of CANTICLE
Textile Construction. Hand dyed cotton and silk. Machine stitched
In my Textile Construction series, I am looking for a sense of place, not always a place I know, but a place of intrigue, a place that might have been, a place from a corner of my mind.
The Planet Mars has always been a place of retreat for me. I like to fantasize that it is a world where I began. I know if I go there I will find what I am looking for. It is a place of peace and rejuvenation. It is my Buddha.
With the “constructed” series, I am looking for dimension and texture. At times, I use bright colors, but here it is the neutral colors which best express the attitude of this series.
I dye and/or paint my fabric which is further transformed through various surface design techniques. I like to use different materials to give form and relief to my work.