Grounds, 2013

Embroidered schoolroom map collage, 80 x 29-1/2"

Embroidered schoolroom map collage, 80 x 29-1/2″

A commissioned piece highlighting coffee growing regions of the world.

On display in the backspace of a local coffee establishment.

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Alterations (Found and Unbound), 2013

80 hand-embroidered vintage postcards, pushpins and yarn, 16 x 4’

80 hand-embroidered vintage postcards, pushpins and yarn, 16 x 4’

An 80-piece installation for Bumbershoot

I was invited to include work in Found and Unbound, an exhibition featuring artists who repurpose found objects in their work. Originally I was asked to create a small set of embroidered postcards, but after completing a satisfying 42 piece series earlier this year and also wanting to work more with installation, I decided to up the ante a bit. In just a few weeks, I sewed up 66 new postcards; in a single six hour session, the work seemed to just fall on the wall with precise ease. I am very pleased with the result. The project may have destroyed my wrist, but it also may be the most satisfying thing I’ve made for a wall yet. The whole series of cards and other works are available in the shop. See the install larger on the blog.

Alteration No. 110

Alteration No. 110

Alteration No. 109

Alteration No. 109

Alteration No. 66

Alteration No. 66

Alteration No. 67

Alteration No. 67

Alteration No. 68

Alteration No. 68

Alteration No. 72

Alteration No. 72

Alteration No. 73

Alteration No. 73

Alteration No. 74

Alteration No. 74

Alteration No. 79

Alteration No. 79

Alteration No. 81

Alteration No. 81

Alteration No. 84

Alteration No. 84

Alteration No. 85

Alteration No. 85

Alteration No. 113

Alteration No. 113

Alteration No. 112

Alteration No. 112

Alteration No. 111

Alteration No. 111

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We Begin to Wake, 2013

We Begin to Wake 1. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 14 inches.

We Begin to Wake 1. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 14 inches.

Responding directly to an earlier piece,

These two new works are a rare sort for me: abstractions which attempt to convey meaning. Earlier this year I was asked to create a piece for Chamber Music, an exhibition at Frye Art Museum featuring 36 artists “who contribute to activities which strengthen Seattle’s art community.” My piece was about our community existing between great times, like a seed, pregnant with life, lying in wait in the darkness.

For a new show at SAM Gallery, I was asked to create a few new works in the same aesthetic style. I decided to work not only with the aesthetic, but also the meaning, so these two are about growth in that darkness; a slow, deliberate rebirth.

We Begin to Wake 2. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 14 inches.

We Begin to Wake 2. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 14 inches.

The show continues through August 17, 2013.

 

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Inertia, 2013

Inertia No. 6, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 17 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 6, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 17 x 14 inches

solo show at LxWxH, July 2013

In this series, I’m pushing the aesthetics of the Connotations series to new places with larger, more elaborately embroidered collage.

The exhibition also features three experiments with site-specific installation.

Inertia No. 10, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 24 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 10, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 24 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 12, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 16 inches

Inertia No. 12, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 16 inches

Inertia No. 9, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 17 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 9, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 17 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 11, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 11, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 13, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 15 inches

Inertia No. 13, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 15 inches

Inertia No. 4, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 12 x 12 inches

Inertia No. 4, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 12 x 12 inches

Inertia No. 8, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 8, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 7, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 7, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 3, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 11 inches

Inertia No. 3, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 11 inches

Inertia No. 2, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 24 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 2, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 24 x 19 inches

Inertia (On the Wall), site-specific installation of embroidered paper, pushpins and yarn, 80 x 80 inches

Inertia (On the Wall), site-specific installation of embroidered paper, pushpins and yarn, 80 x 80 inches

Installation view at LxWxH Gallery

Installation view at LxWxH Gallery

 

Untitled installation, pushpins and yarn, 12 x 96 inches

Untitled installation, pushpins and yarn, 12 x 96 inches

Untitled installation, pushpins and yarn, 24 x 24 inches

Untitled installation, pushpins and yarn, 24 x 24 inches

 

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Coordination, 2013

Coordination No. 20. Hand-embroidered vintage postcard, 6 x 4 inches.

Coordination No. 20. Hand-embroidered vintage postcard, 6 x 4 inches.

A new series in which patterns and colors immerse themselves into their monochromatic surroundings

Showing at SOIL Gallery through May and available now in the shop!

Coordination No. 32

Coordination No. 32

Coordination No. 33

Coordination No. 33

Coordination No. 34

Coordination No. 34

Coordination No. 7

Coordination No. 7

Coordination No. 3

Coordination No. 3

Coordination No. 42

Coordination No. 42

Coordination No. 36

Coordination No. 36

Coordination No. 24

Coordination No. 24

Coordination No. 25

Coordination No. 25

Installation view at SOIL Gallery

Installation view at SOIL Gallery

Anchoring the series on the wall are a few pushpin & yarn pieces which also attempt to blend in…

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