Connotations, 2012

Connotation no. 3. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 11 x 11 inches.

This new series takes a leap from the minimalist compositions made last year.

Simply embroidering postcards alone, I was able to achieve a wide array of compositions–but ultimately I wanted to work bigger and try more elaborate patterns and shapes with the thread. First, I needed larger imagery, which, most notably in this series, I found in the beautiful pages of 1950s LIFE magazines. A long-time fascination with radial compositions and mandalas led to these radiating layers of geometric collage.

Connotation no. 2. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 11 x 11 inches.

Unlike most of  my previous embroidered works, which were designed and punctured from the back (almost arbitrarily in relation to the imagery the thread would overlay), these layered pieces required a lot of attention paid to every element, in order to keep things lined up and symmetrical.

Connotation no. 26. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 11-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches.

Connotation no. 5. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 11 x 11 inches.

Connotation no. 13. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 14. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 8. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 9. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 27. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 12 x 12 inches.

 

I enjoyed distorting and juxtaposing these mid-century images. It was a challenging series, and I’m looking forward to creating more in this style.

This series debuted in a solo exhibition at Joe Bar in April, 2012. Available works in the shop!

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Connotation no. 4. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 1. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 6. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 7. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 11. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 23. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 11 x 11 inches.

Connotation no. 19. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches.

Connotation no. 17. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 12 x 12 inches.

Connotation no. 16. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 6-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches.

Connotation no. 15. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 10 x 14 inches.

Connotation no. 18. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches.

Connotation no. 20. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 21. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation no. 12. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 11 x 11 inches.

Connotation no. 22. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.

Connotation no. 25. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 9 x 6 inches.

Connotation no. 24. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 11-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches.

New book now available in the shop!

Catalog of 75 hand-embroidered vintage postcards and collages generated in 2012. 60 pages, 80# stock, perfect-bound, 8 x 8"

Catalog of 75 hand-embroidered vintage postcards and collages generated in 2012. 60 pages, 80# stock, perfect-bound, 8 x 8″

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