“THREADED” interwoven wearable fiber yoke interspersed with spools of thread. 2018 inspired by the “ Me Too” movement. Exhibiting at Women XI, The Gallery at Lakeland curated by Mary Urbas
"Though my hands and feet are bound..... I gather". Janet Frazee Wade
Personal freedom is the common thread that weaves itself into my pieces and becomes the focus of my work.
Using cloth as my canvas, hand stitching juxtapositions with found objects; all combining to create an assemblage, a visual storyteller.
The use of intuitive stitching, hanging threads and worn fabrics represents the tattered storylines, scattered memories and the imperfections and irregularities of life. Each piece directs the viewer to a deeper reflection of self and rediscovery. And it’s in this reflection that we find freedom. "We are prisoner and jailer both" Rumi
And we hold the key.
I dye, mend, built, deconstruct, reconstruct, paint, wax, stitch, repaint, collage and felt. I gather.