Stitching by hand gives plenty of time for reflection. Stitch connects to stitch, layer builds on layer. Patterns emerge and disappear, and rearrange themselves like the elements of a story that changes depending on who’s telling it.
Stories help us make sense of the world. Most of my work tells stories about relationships and connections — between people, through time, about place. Usually, I begin with an idea, throw in a technique or some materials, add a “what if,” and pay attention to see what evolves as I work.
My Shoal is supposed to be in the “All Things Considered VIII” exhibit at The Grand Hand gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota July 9 through August 9, 2015, and then at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts September 18 through November 22, 2015.
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