Reflecting on new life after this sad year. Gardening is one of my go-to happy-making activities.
36’x48″ Silk on linen, cotton and metallic floss and thread
Explanation of my spelling of “Premenpausal”: I was thinking about an archetypal female experience. Menopause is an opportunity to “pause” as we rethink what it means to be female, and how we, without the very insistent push from hormones, relate physically to the “men” we love.
Silk on silk, hemp twine, cotton thread 30″x40″
After watching a political debate on TV
My response to finding the love of my life, my soul-mate Mark, across a crowded room over 40 happy years ago.
16″x20″ Silk on polyester, metallic and cotton thread and floss
This piece is based on my experience with my initial fear of the “VIRUS” and my decision to continue joyfully in the midst. It reads from left to right with the rigid as the pressure of fear, and the right side is me saying to my fears I intend to live lovingly, joyfully and always with hope. “Covid 19- Fear ad Hope” is hand sewn and embroidered silk on linen with cotton, metallic and hemp floss and thread 48″x48″ .
“Life Will Find A Way” 16″x20″ Silk on linen, cotton and metallic floss and thread
“Life breaks free, it expands to new territories, and crashes through barriers painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh, well, there it is.. Life will find a way.” Jurassic Park
30″x30″ Silk over linen hemp twine and metallic floss, cotton and metallic thread
Although this was created after an afternoon of listening to jazz, ambient and big orchestra classical music, this could be a “Trinity” of whatever you wish.