It’s been a good year for experimentation. I can’t wait to share what I’ve been fiddling with during the upcoming May 11th Meiners Oaks Second Saturday Studio Tour!
Working toward nailing down the direction I’ll take for our upcoming Ojai Valley Museum “Origins” show, I’ve been incorporating the fraktur iconography of my Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors, using techniques like scherenschnitte (paper cutting), raw edge embroidery, and laser-etching cast stone.
Pennsylvania Dutch Heart in Hand c. 1840.
Some Scherenschnitte I made from magazine clippings.
Heart in Hand embroidery from acrylic-painted, laser-cut canvas.
Another embroidery project; shown with Vera Long coasters, ever-essential coffee, Good Vibes Candle, and my old scissors from fashion school.
Distlefink fraktur sample from Bucks County c. 1830.
(A distlefink is a stylized European goldfinch)
My distlefink drawing, laser-engraved onto cast stone triangle; available at The Art Center’s May 5th “Great Art Theft.”
I’m very inspired by the work of contemporary French artist
Acrylic-painted laser-cut canvas I’m preparing for an embroidered collage.
Thanks for reading. See you soon!