Underneath and Behind
Updated: Mar 30, 2020
I am entranced by the stitches, marks, and patterns on the back of my works.
This image is the backside of Homing, a 12" x 12" bead embroidery I completed this month. The thread used in my work is rarely seen but so intrinsic to each piece. I often imagine what my beadwork looks like without the beads--just the thread...tracing its three dimensional path in space...linear, but describing the motion and action of the object's making. I know my work is evolving toward using these images and ideas in pieces of their own, a big departure aesthetically, but completely homing in on what has been there all along.
Underneath and behind lies the structure that supports.