This piece started as an experiment with adding raw-edged strips to the quilt background during the quilting process. My fabric choices were way too subtle. I set it aside. But a 50" square piece that is already quilted begs for completion. I remembered a sketch done several years ago which contrasted crisp black and white with organic red ovals. I chose three different reds and added some hand stitching. Now the too-subtle parts are a nice surprise for those who get close enough to see them.
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Walking into a fabric store as a child, I would run my hand over all the bolts of fabric as I passed them. That love of texture has never left me. Over time I have expressed that love as a garment maker, then a quilter, and now as a textile artist. I'm never happier or more at peace than when I'm creating and stitching. My current work explores the intersection of drama and serenity through the use of line. I'm fascinated by trying to find out how much I can distill and take away while continuing to convey the essence of my subject or idea. I often work in black and white which further assists in keeping the focus on line.More About Artist