18.5” X 16”
Cotton; Various synthetic textiles; Fusible web; Heat Away stabilizer; Acrylic textile paints; Metallic pen; Encaustic crayon; Pewter; Tulle; Various threads; Mounted on fabric wrapped wooden frame
Free Motion Embroidery; Rubbing; Thermo-fabrication (heat applied), Hand stitching
Sometimes I just feel an overwhelming, calming connection to things around me, and I write down my feelings, and make art to go with it. "Heart Song" is the result of one of those sessions. There is a strong sense of touching the beyond, while grounded in the reality of the process of creating. Time is lost - I am lost, and yet found.
Why do I need to understand in my head when often - more than often I am able to design artwork, over and over, with you as the central figure? Once I began thinking with my heart I used my inner eye to see the real you among the others. You present yourself to my consciousness as a halo of light allowing me to explore the darkness without fear, letting my inner being, my true self radiate and grow until my heart overflows.
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
Textile Festival, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, NB, Canada, 2011
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, ON, Canada, 2013
St. Francis Xavier University Gallery, Antigonish, NS, Canada, 2014