Composition No. VII
39 x 39 inches – 99 x 99 cm
Acrylic paint on stitched textile
In my Composition Series, I’m creating abstract compositions with a concern for interesting divisions of space. Although abstract in design, I often use elements evocative of structure, with vertical and horizontal divisions reminiscent of windows and doorways, or with strong horizon lines that reflect the idea of landscape.
My work is primarily about texture and color, using the concepts of time and external forces as a creative starting point. I use the textile medium of fabric and stitch to impart a unique texture, both visual and literal, to my work. I want the work to carry a physical reminder of the artist’s presence, a visual diary of sorts. Patterning and design from the base fabrics interact with the stitching and my own system of painting and mark-making to create a richly layered surface.