Botanical musings through explorations of surface design on fabric.
The inspiration for Cuttings comes from the botanical world, both the wild, untamed world of the BC forest, and the cultivated yet equally fantastic realm of our neighbours’ exotic garden.
I am particularly interested in intersections, disruptions and reversals where positive and negative space, natural and man-made patterns, order and randomness have an opportunity to coexist and interact.
My medium is usually fabric (although I often work on paper): fabric that has been dyed in complex and rich colours, printed with a myriad of different techniques, and then cut, layered, sometimes stitched, sometimes cut away and stitched again, all of which creates visual and tactile nourishment for the senses and the intellect. Printed designs include imagery developed from my own photographs and sketches, textural patterns from slate, stone and botanical specimens, and geometric or random patterns from found objects, including plastic plant nursery trays.
Opening “meet the artist” reception – Saturday, March 30, 2013 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Exhibition continues thru to April 28, 2013.