01 December 2008
23 September 2008
These are some squares for a new piece which will be part of my Goodwill series. The Goodwill quilts are made mostly, if not exclusively, of fabric recycled from second-hand clothing. I'm liking the look and feel of heavy cotton that's been washed a lot. The colors are soft and yet have some of the same richness I admire in old quilts. Every piece of clothing has a story and there's just something about piecing all those stories together, even if I can't read them very specifically. I wish I still had that pair of lavender bell bottoms I wore for most of 8th grade. That color would be great in a quilt.
14 September 2008
These new collages feel full of energies and potentials, strong but perhaps unresolved. Will the energies expand in a grand explosion? Will the potentials coalesce or will the tiny black holes absorb everything into black nothingness? Perhaps time will tell.
14 August 2008
This summer I had a classic diner breakfast in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sitting in a diner is like playing in a tent made from a sheet over a card table when you were a kid. It's a whole world, a steamy tin can, a not-quite-real building where someone might bring you hot chocolate if you ask nicely.