Janet Frazee Wade
“Though my hands and feet are bound..... I Gather”
The unleashing of personal freedom is the common thread that weaves itself into my pieces and becomes the focus of my work.
Using cloth as my canvas, whimsical hand stitching juxtapositions with found objects and combines to create an assemblage ; a visual storyteller, who in turn, begins to unravel stories of self redemption, growth and resurrection . Exposed knots, loose threads and visibly mended and patched hand dyed fabrics mirror the tattered and uncertain world that we find ourselves too often, trying to control. As Rumi states, "We are prisoner and jailer both". My creative process is to explore our weaknesses and shortcomings and use fiber as sculpture, emphasizing the meaning behind each piece. Each visual storyteller is an abstractions of life and through design and imagery reveals a message of hope.
I dye, construct, mend, stitch, deconstruct , paint, assemble, bind, teach and create......... I gather