I've been spending the last few weeks working on this new series of embroideries on paper. I like the contrast of the delicate thread and thick watercolor paper, and the way my planned and carefully pre-poked holes lead to chaotic floats of thread. I also recently picked up some birch veneer on a whim and started some ideas in a new direction. Again the material contrast is driving my exploration, and the contrast between the organic, naturally formed patterns of the wood and traditional geometric embroidery designs which act as a nature analog.
Emergence IV (Ithsmi), 20" x 16" Thread on Paper
Emergence V, 20" x 16" Thread on Paper
Emergence VI, 20" x 16" Thread on Paper
Sample, 10" x 8" Thread on Birch Veneer