10” X 8”
Commercial silk and tulle; Kozo; Hand dyed cheesecloth; Painted Heat Away stabilizer; Pewter; Gold leaf (coloured);Various threads and metallic cord; Glass beads; Mounted on fabric wrapped wooden frame, encased in a handmade beechwood shadow box
Collage; Free motion stitching; Sheer overlay; Couching; Metal embossing; Beading
Many layers are assembled here, each mostly overlapping the previous one, but allowing for some space to see what is beneath. At the bottom, underneath a spiral, is stitched the text seen below. As we explore our inner being, there is a sense of 'going deeper'. I find myself probing to the core, hoping to open the pathway which will lead to a satisfying of the yearning to be loved, to find peace.
...follow the path
of the heart...
...follow the song
of your soul...
...go deeper still.
Devon House, The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2011
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL, Canada, 2011
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, ON, Canada, 2013
St. Francis Xavier University Gallery, Antigonish, NS, Canada, 2014