Stitched figure Drawings
This is a body of work that has been in progress for 2 years. It is currently being shown at the Art and Music Library Gallery at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.
If I were a writer, these might be the characters of my story, drawn from my daily life. Some are friends, some are family, some are strangers I have observed and photographed. Others are imagined. Dan & Ellen are neighbors of mine. Susan Jane came from a photo of my mom as a teenage farm girl.
Elizabeth is an old and dear friend. Together they find a place in my narrative.
My process in this work ranges from discipline to abandon.
Figures are machine stitched on a Bernina with cotton thread on Crane’s Lettra paper, and letterpress printed with antique wood type at the Genesee Center for Arts and Education.
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