Archive for 2012

Tender Validations Covers, 2012

Disorder(s). Hand-embroidered inkjet print, 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 inches.

Hand-made cover art for hand-picked tunes.

Over the last few years, I have contributed music mixes to Tender Validations Mix of the Month Club. Every few months, an assignment is given based on a theme. Once you’ve made a mix and created some art for it, you send it in with a couple bucks. In return, you’re shipped someone else’s creation as well as a second mix made by the project’s caretakers, an always-excellent selection of tunes culled from all the other mixes. It’s a very satisfying project from start to finish.

This year I embroidered a few of the covers. For Disorder(s), a series of rock songs about mental disorders, I used the light/dark motif I’m so fond of to give weight to the constant dualistic struggle of  the mind. For SPACE (listen), I used a few of the remaining pages from the NASA Hasselblad catalog I used for my Many Moons project with some sparse text elements.

If you’re into making music mixes, I highly recommend taking part in an upcoming TVMotMC assignment!

SPACE. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 inches.

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LxWxH, 2012

Yarn and pushpins on a wall, 24 x 24 inches.

Trying something new on the fresh new walls of LxWxH

LxWxH is a Seattle-based subscription art delivery project, each issue containing small works by two local artists and a written essay by a third, all packaged in box labeled with a hand-printed variation of the logo, which I designed two years ago. I created this piece as a permanent installation for the project’s new tangible gallery space in Georgetown, Seattle. Debut exhibition opens Saturday December 8th.

I’ve had this yarn and pushpin idea rolling around in my head for a long time now. I’m very happy to have completed this first attempt and very much look forward to working with it more!

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Reiterations, 2012

Connotation No. 29. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 11 x 11 inches.

Continuing with two different series for a show at Cairo, Seattle

Included in the show is a new batch of my hand-embroidered collage series, Connotations

Connotation No. 38. Hand-embroidered paper collage, 13-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches.

Connotation No. 30. Hand-embroidered paper, 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation No. 31. 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation No. 33. 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.

Connotation No. 34. 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation No. 36. 9 x 9 inches.

Connotation No. 37. 9 x 9 inches.

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Do Not Enter, 2012

Hand-embroidered paper and acetate collage, 12 x 12 inches.

Created for Small Voids, Todd Jannausch‘s latest (and greatest) outdoor-gallery project.

Small Voids is a series of 100 mini ‘galleries’–individually lit plexi-boxes–each containing the work of a different Seattle artist. Each box is  mounted to existing street signs and light poles for one night. The series will travel to a few cities for more one-night shows.

I chose to play with the out-door street sign motif and utilized harsh contrast on the outside to ensure visibility in daytime and night. Of course, it also plays into my ongoing fascination with dualistic imagery.

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Connotation no. 28 (Black), 2012

Hand-embroidered paper collage, 12 x 12 inches.

Recently a friend asked if I had any work with black in it.

Aside from a few postcards with a bit of black and the moon series (which really has more to do with white), I was surprised to find a lack of the dark on the whole. I took this as a challenge to make a piece with black in mind.

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