Inspired By The Masters
The exhibition, Inspired by the Masters, features fourteen pieces; each a complex combination of rescued vintage needlework pieces, including needlepoint, quilt blocks, Crewel embroidery, and punch needlework. The vintage pieces are collaged with hand dyed and printed fabrics, many of which were created to match or mimic the patterns of the original needlework. Each is backed with industrial Eco-felt and machine stitched/quilted.
Inspirations ranged from Matisse still life paintings, to the work of Frieda Kahlo and Mary Cassatt; each intertwined with my experiences of vibrant color and pattern discovered on teaching travels around the world.