I am rediscovering that I was born with the need to communicate in my blood. Visually, through words, through action.
I spent my teens and early twenties behind a camera, and then, 6 years ago, I put down my cameras and turned my back. Now I have acquired 100 years of photographs taken by my great-grandmother and grandmother and I remember why I started down a road I diverged from so many years ago.
I don’t know what this means, or where it will lead me. What I do know is that I have an opportunity to see where this adventure takes me, and I am finally willing to take that chance.
An update: Process is a funny thing, and ever-growing, ever-changing adventure of past, present, and future. I’ve been quilting very basic baby quilts for the last few years, mostly for close friends, as warranted, but have only recently committed to the craft. I am currently working on free-motion techniques, modern quilting techniques, and art quilt techniques. I have always been interested in the intersections of “craft” and “art,” and the historical and feminist approach to these intersections.
I am hoping I can start to weave my family photographs and stories into these fabric pieces, and turn out work that is not only visual, but functional.