Archive for 2010

Rhododendrons (for Wendi), 2010

Hand-embroidered postcard. 6 x 4 inches.

The last piece I made in 2010 was a gift for my sister.

This was, in fact, the third piece I’d attempted for her–the first failed in content, the second in design. Then I came across this vibrant postcard and knew it needed some string. It was strange working with the thick stock again, having only sewn up lithographs and book pages for months, but I liked the way the rough holes gave the shapes a dandelion feel.


Ski Lifted, 2010

Hand-embroidered book page. 6 x 7-1/4 inches.

In a free pile in my apartment building I recently came across a book…

Titled ‘The Psychic Side of Sports: Extraordinary Stories from the Spiritual Underground in Sports’ (Michael Murphy, Rhea A. White), it sported a somewhat psychedelic cover and a series of gorgeous, full-page photos beginning each chapter. I fell in love with this one and decided to continue the psychedelic theme with a more involved pattern, the likes of which I am now pursuing further.

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Downtown (Proper), 2010

Hand-embroidered collage with postcard and book cover. 9 x 6 inches.

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Crescents, 2010

Hand-embroidered collage with promotional lithographs. 10 x 7 inches.

Likely the last from this series of lithographs,

I decided to sew up a few scraps from two other pieces atop the back cover of the folder in which they came. I loved how the circle cut out from the last piece fit so well with the land in another shot, and decided to play with that.

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Near Oregon City, 2010

Hand-embroidered collage with promotional lithographs. 10 x 8 inches.

This set of promo lithographs has proved to be continually engaging.

A few weeks ago, after a dry-spell, I sat down to look through them once more, when inspiration hit again, leading to an afternoon-long sewing-fest resulting in this piece. It has been a long time since I cranked out something that felt so right, so complete, in such a short span of time.

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