Overcoming Fear

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“Overcoming Fear”

22.5” X 22.5”

2010

Hand dyed silk; Commercial textiles; Pewter; Painted Heat Away stabilizer; Various threads and metallic cord; Mounted on fabric wrapped wooden frame

Collage; Hand dyeing / manipulated (shibori); Thermo-fabrication with heat gun; Free motion embroidery and Bobbin stitching; Sheer overlay; Couching; Embossing powder addition to Pewter

 

Artist Statement:

Wisdom comes with experience. The ageing process requires us to move through our lives rapidly. It is a gift to be able to pause, transcend the boundary of time, and reflect on the path that we have followed to this point. It is grace that enables us to accept that path and so overcome the fear of what is to come. When we feel the 'thinness', we can be changed by it. Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

 

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

 

Sold to Private Collection