Hunger for Beauty

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"Hunger for Beauty”

36” X 24”

2010

 

Hand painted linen; Fusible web; Acrylic textile paints; Tulle; Various threads and metallic cord; Transfer foil; Glass beads; Angelina; Mounted on fabric wrapped wooden frame

Free Motion Embroidery; Calligraphy; Couching; Block printing; Sheer overlay; Transfer foiling; Thermo-fabrication (heat applied); Hand beading

 

Artist Statement:

The phrase "In a mirror, dimly" refers to a scripture passage (I Corinthians 13:12). It suggests the way we look at things is a mere reflection, showing imperfect forms, dim, obscured, making everything a puzzle. We search, with hunger, and hope to see face to face, distinctly.

And yet, despite our searching, we discover that we are surrounded by beauty.

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If you look closely, in the lower section of this piece, you will see the word "Beauty" is spelled out with intense stitching, and yet it is obscured, deteriorating. Beauty is being sought in the great beyond, striving for the shiny things in life. When in fact, look more close to home, and we find beauty all around us.

 

Exhibits:

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

 

$1000