NATURE + 1 An element from nature and a human-made guest like a fabric remnant or thread

This body of work is about small moments in the everyday: “unexpected intrusions of beauty,” to quote author Saul Bellow. It’s about conservation and treading lightly, about being a guest with nature, not a tenant or host.

 

NATURAL BRUSHES (From Materials Gathered Outside My Door)
NATURE: Sticks, twigs, grass, aloe leaves
+1: Rescued fabrics (hand-dyed indigo and hand-painted silk), embroidery and sashiko thread, indigo yarn

 

 

ARTIZEIN Arts and Teaching Journal
University of Southern Illinois Carbondale ILL
Volume 2/Issue 2 Oct. 2017

 

 

NATURE + 1 (IN DIALOGUE WITH THE UNKNOWN)
DIE KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN Linz AUSTRIA
6 Oct – 28 Oct 2020

NATURE: Twigs, dried grass, wood chips, aloe leaves, sea oats, palm fronds
+1: Rescued textiles, modern boro textiles, embroidery and sashiko thread, horsehair, paint, twine, and ephemera
2-9 inches high