One of My Design Walls
I like to surround myself with other people's work. The blue dress is by Michele Dangelo. Other things include: a bed spring, rusted metal I found on a beach, poems.
I was drawn to taking close-up photos of Vietnamese walls and icons on my recent trip there. I print the photos on silk and paper and then quilt them with batting and backing. Lately I've been embellishing them with a variety of mosses.
Other Things I'm working on
The first two pieces are titled Mending Wounds and feature deconstructed fabric held together with tiny mending stitches. 4x4 inches. $45. Photos of my lips provided inspiration for the next two which are part of a series. 5x7 inches. $45. Photos of brickwork in Milwaukee's Third Ward provided inspiration for the fifth piece. 8x10. $125. The sixth and seventh pieces use fragments of me... my hair and my old contact lenses and also are part of a series. 5x5 $45. The final piece is fabricated from driftwood found at Milwaukee's Bradford Beach. The background of this piece is a photograph of a graffiti'd chunk of concrete printed on cotton fabric and quilted. It is sold.