This piece here is something I conceived a couple of years ago, as a hanging to go on my living room wall. Once I completed it, though, that wasn't the right place for it, so I just had the individual pieces tucked away in various places around the house. When I started putting together the collection for this show, the idea came back together for me, and I have to say I am really happy with it now.
The piece is composed of three panels plus a thin strip of warp-painted silk in patterns inspired by animal skin prints. The weft in all pieces is handspun bombyx silk.
Here are Sue O'Kieffe, Joan Gold, and myself on the right, enjoying the festivities. We've fashioned ourselves into our own cohort and have begun meeting on a monthly basis to support each other in our efforts to become better and more widely-recognized artists.
May we all prosper with our art and our lives!