Sunday, November 13, 2016

Iceland Goes Through

fabric  scraps include 1930s matelasse bedspread, 1950s woven cotton upholstery, 1960s curtains, 1980's wool pants, silk

...or "The Art of Conversation", one of several textiles I've laid out during phone conversations with friends.  In these works, the present moment is considered as much a material as the fabric; there is a natural interweaving of dialogues--internal and external, fabric and friendship. 

During this particular conversation, a friend who is an avid soccer fan was telling me about the rise of Iceland, the Cinderella team in the Euro 2016 tournament.  As she recounted each win, she would say 

"...and so, Iceland goes through."  












Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hat Brim, Peine del Viento, Nicolas de Stael






































        28" x 28" textile made of various scraps, 1920s-present



































      
Point of departure-- black velvet C shape, the hat brim piece from a mid-nineties unfinished project








...thinking of Eduardo Chillada's sculpture, Peine del Viento (Comb of the Wind).



























painting by Nicolas de Stael

                                                                                                                                                     

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tidepool

































































                                                                                                    1970's polyester disco jacket and men's polyester pants








































                         ........... inspired by this Clyfford Still painting: PH-241, 1949
which I saw recently on exhibit at the MFAH.
Photo credit: Clyfford Still Museum Denver via MFAH website 






























other scraps include my grandmother's 1960's dress and my mother's 1970's cotton velour pants








Friday, March 11, 2016

Materials and memory


Bird's nest pillow cover made with assorted scraps





























             Oriented strand board-- compressed layers of wood flakes






Apartment courtyard Milan, 1983


....looking at my work through the lens of my architectural experiences,
in the use of materials, and the memories of places I've lived.