DMC Cotton Embroidery
WORLD PARADE, detail
9 3/8" x11 1/4" x1"
DMC Cotton Embroidery and Kreinik metallic braid
Kreinik metallic embroidery
When you graduate with a B.A. in English, as I did, the time eventually comes when you say, "Now what?" My answer to that questions, after a period of several frantic, tangled years, about which the less is said is better, was to become a musician and textile artist.
I enjoy the balance of these two different activities. Textile art is a solitary, meditative pursuit, with visible results over time, while playing music is active, in the moment, and usually group oriented.
After starting out making quilts nearly thirty years ago, my textile work for the past twenty-five years has been primarily embroidery with more recent use of applique, piecework, and/or beading. I make contemporary narrative textiles that are very energetic with color and pattern. DMC embroidery floss and Kreinik metallic braid on cotton muslin are my materials of choice. My imagery comes from my observations of popular culture and from my experiences over time at my job as a piano player.
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