In early 2019, I decided it was past time to delve into a media I had been wanting to explore for years, but had not allowed myself to do. My reticence was that it would take me away from my painting practice. But my residency in Wales provided me with the permission and the resources to explore that new direction, and to find ways to integrate it with my painting.
“Sanctuary” (dimensions variable) is created with botanical eco-prints, alcohol and natural inks, and hand-embroidery on raw silk on linen, suspended on found branches. Below the fabric panels are found rocks from Wales, California and Vermont, wrapped in hand-felted wool cords. This piece utilizes natural materials and processes as well as the documentation of decay to reference the fleeting impermanence of time.