H: 4" | W: 7" | D: 7"
Cathead with ink and acrylic on watercolor paper
The in-depth study of a broad range of national and international historical textile traditions has influenced my artwork. Knowledge gained from these histories, techniques, and art forms has equipped me to explore and utilize various weaving techniques. I transform traditional Shaker structures by creating a moment of mesmerizing focus using a mathematical system to organize various thicknesses of lines and colors that result in unique two-dimensional patterns on watercolor paper. Unexpected optical color mixtures create rich hues and draw the viewer in for closer inspection. Like the work, the process is repetitive and, at times, meditative.