While attending Columbus College of Art and Design an instructor gave me some advice. She told me that I did not always have to look at the whole picture and suggested that I start looking at a fragment. So that summer, while at QSDS, I started to experiment with this concept by using paper collage works. By using a fragment of the whole the positive/negative space, or even just the small petal, creates a new way for me to work.
These pieces are created by enlarging my drawings via an overhead projected. The fabric pieces are cut out, then placed on a table, then painted with thicken dyes.
When I am satisfied with the arrangement, the entire piece is assembled by hand.
Hand dyed cotton, stamped and painted with thickened dyes, oil pastel, hand quilted
This piece was inspired by a paper collage.
Hand dyed cotton, over dyed and painted with thickened dyes, oil pastels, machine and hand quilted
Hand dyed cotton, over dyed and painted with thickened dyes, machine and hand quilted.
Hand dyed cotton, over dyed and painted with thickened dyes, Lumiere metallic and acrylic paint, hand appliqued and hand quilted.