My Studio Neighbors Inspire me
Becca Kacanda is my new neighbor at the studios of Tinsel Gallery at 10th and Mitchell. Here's her website and she sells her work on etsy and at local galleries. https://www.rottogrotto.com/ And Mary Louise Schumacher featured her in her Art City email recently. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/art+city/FMfcgxvzLhgKVjNWtkJcXKtQFCCKCPMN
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.