THE ISLAND –
103 x 97 cm –
An imaginary island with many features derived from research on real islands: mountains in slight relief, a lake, rivers, beaches, roads, cultivated fields, dwellings. Appliquéed onto a wholecloth blue sea.
Maps fascinate me; I believe them to be an ancient and important part of mankind’s need to interpret and understand the world around us. My maps are sometimes completely imaginary; at other times they are loosely based on historical or contemporary maps and aerial views. I work mainly with hand-dyed fabrics, using the technique of freehand cutting and stitching gently curved seams, fine piece lines, and also some fused collage.