Portfolio > Soft Record

My paintings have been moving off the stretcher bars and contorting themselves into new, soft forms. I begin by painting on cotton fabric while inviting my young children to make marks on the fabric with me. We respond to those lines with narratives and then respond to each other's stories with more drawing, like a visual game of telephone. The fabric is then stretched over cut boards and stuffed full of polyfil. I can hold these pieces close to my body as I continue to work on them. While cradling each piece in my lap, forms dissolve and patterns emerge creating a dreamy record of our time together. Layers build upon each other to make these squishable abstract paintings.

Moonrise
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
12" W x 14" H x 3" D
2021
Slumber
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
14" W x 12" H x 3" D
2021
Swoosh
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
13” W x 13” H x 3” D
2021
Sprinkles
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
18" W x 10" H x 3" D
2021
Tracks
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
12” W x 18” H x 3” D
2021
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
2021
Curl
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
18" W x 14" H x 3" D
2021
Boom
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
18" W x 10" H x 3" D
2021
Bubble Up
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
12" W x 15" H x 3" D
2021
Up and Away
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
14” W x 14” H x 3” D
2021
Stuck Inside
paint and embroidery on dyed fabric wrapped over board and stuffed with polyfil
11" W x 11" H x 3" D
2021