February 8, 2014
New Work – Vole and Viburnum
I’m delighted to share the newest work in my Flora and Fauna series, Vole and Viburnum. It features cyanotype prints, altered vintage embroidery panels, patchwork, machine stitching, and hand beadwork. It’s 47” high by 67” wide. You can track it back as a work-in-progress by clicking on Vole and Viburnum in the right side panel, or click here.
I used the creation of this work as the basis for my article, “Cognitive Textile Artist Process”, in the current (March 2014) issue of American Quilter Magazine. In the article I break down the thought process and practices that I use to conceive of and create an original work of quilted art. It was a remarkable assignment—to focus on the cognitive process, not just the techniques used to achieve it—and I hope I have done it justice.
This issue also includes a profile piece about me, “The Hand of the Maker”, written by the talented Marjorie Russell. I am truly honored to have this opportunity share my professional life and my creative process with the magazine’s readership. It’s on newsstands now!