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The garden gate, the lace tablecloth, the doily, and aged objects all evoke memories of my childhood and represent a layer of time between past and present. I like to play with the perceptions of reality and memory and invite others to examine what lies on the other side.

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Chagall
16Jul
2010

This is an ongoing project and my most exciting to date. I love Chagall and am intrigued by the translucent colours I can create with disperse dyes on paper so I have decided to paint Chagall’s 12 Jerusalem windows. Each window has 12 panes and each pane is painted to fit a slip. I have finished the 12 panes of Issachar and have transferred those paintings onto 12 slips. Together, they create the entire window of Issachar.

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Leonardo da Vinci
16Jul
2010

Leonardo da Vinci’s work is magnificent. His drawings not only reflect great artistic skill and intellectual brilliance but render a story of his engagement with his subjects: how shadow falls on a folded garment, what allows a bird to fly, what lies under the skin of the body of a man. His curiosity paves the way for more curiosity; an epic ensues. The magnificent bones he drew of a cadaver in the 15th Century are lovingly executed, not just to inform about but to marvel at; not to record the answer but to reveal more questions.

I am intrigued by how the laciness of slips is echoed in the lace-like quality of our bones and guts; interconnections both functional and beautiful. The bone images on slips were my first dresses, dyed in the dahlias from my neighbour Gordon’s garden. I am also interested how modern fashion accepts intimate apparel as outerwear. If underwear was once the secret landscape under our clothes then the skeleton is now the hidden landscape under our underwear.

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Ties
08Jul
2010

Old ties are not only well crafted, sometimes with the finest silk, but are endowed with a previous life; office, home, church, closet, bus, party. This wealth of experience inspires me to transform them into something new.

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Marvin B
08Jul
2010

Double woven hand dyed rayon and silk

A family sailed their boat to Alaska June through September 2001. Inside the boat, its instruments, much like their own senses, defined their position in the world. Outside the boat, alone on the massive Alaskan landscape, they perceived their boat as another wave. They perceived themselves as another stone, iceberg, lichen, eagle, crab.

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Using the contained, balanced form of the circle and a magnified vein of my ancestors, I illuminated a fragment of my relationship with the evolutionary continuum. The wine coloured velvet depicts existence; the dyed silk threads, the edge of an evolutionary portal. The velvet was discharged with bleach through dried, crackled flour paste. I printed my ancestors’ pictures on thin dyed silk and wove the strips through the velvet. The two lines intersect where my immediate family is created and then a magnified me, the center of my own stone cast.

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