Artist Statement: I’ve always loved the Paint accessory program on Windows PCs. My favorite thing is to select the fat little brush tool, any one of the colors, and make wild swirls across the stark white background. I’d pick another color and repeat. Then another and another and another until the computer screen canvas was saturated with this great jumbled abstract “painting”.
An exhibit entitled “Stitched Together” seemed like the perfect opportunity to make my computer generated abstract squiggles come to life in fiber. “Screen Door” combines strips, scraps and ribbon laid out in a random pattern on a piece of muslin. These fabric bits were fused, then machine stitched to anchor the pieces. I also added a few random stitch types — satin stitch, T stitch, buttonhole — for variety and in keeping with the exhibit theme.
Size: 35″ x 26″
Materials: Cotton, fusible web, ribbon
Techniques: Raw edge applique, fusible web, machine quilting
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