Category Archives: Music

“Red Shift”- Horizonal Album by Ben Neill

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Quote by Composer/Musician Ben Neill

It’s fascinating how well you captured the essence of this song just as you did Entre Deux, which hangs proudly in my office. I always thought of Entre Deux as a conversation which you represented visually, and the arpeggios of Red Shift always felt like spiraling, circular movement. Thanks for your great creative work, I’m glad to be a source of inspiration…and in turn to be inspired by your art!”

Rainbow in Curved Air by Terry Riley

This is truly one of my lifetime most favorite pieces of music!!  Terry Riley takes me on an extremely colorful, endlessly fascinating journey.  Unlike many of my sound inspired pieces which are usually 10 second slices of what I, as a synesthete see, this is a general gestalt of the bones of the entire  “trip”.

 

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Linen, silk, with cotton and metallic thread & floss 42″x42″

The Hall of Mirrors In The Palace of Versailles by Terry Riley & John Cale

This represents only about 10 seconds of the 1971 “Anthrax” album recording of the wonderfully swirling, cyclical mantras of Terry Riley’s Sax, and the piano’s oceanic roll by John Cale, (famous  for his membership in the Velvet Underground).

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inen, silk with cotton and metallic thread and floss  42″x42″

 

Image below was the first small model for the large piece above.  Silk, cotton and metallic thread and floss, 12″x12″

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Shy by Matthew Dear

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Silk on linen , linen cord and metallic floss & thread

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This is what most of my drawings start as- listening through fancy head phones,  with my aural/visual response on a napkin which is my favorite drawing paper.  I scan the napkin, clean up the image and colorize a multitude of color and texture choices in Photoshop, blow up the image to size I want to sew, print pattern and use as stencil to cut fabric for completed piece, hand embroider in place and VOILA- there it is