Border Patrol


22″ x 26″


Cotton fabric, fusible web, batting, plastic embroidery canvas, metallic thread, acrylic paint, permanent marker


Fused raw edge applique, painted, machine and hand stitched


Knots & Tangles

My goal in copying a newspaper photo was to see if I could duplicate the expression of feeling that I got when looking at the photo. I was happy with the result, but at the same time, disappointed, as it was not my original and hadn’t obtained a copyright release. I’ve never entered it into any shows and consider it to be for my own learning purposes. It’s been a very strong influence on my choice of inspiration material.


Original photo by Goran Tomesevik, published in the Boston Globe Newspaper.

  • Reliance on Reference Photos

  • Computer Usage

  • Paint Applied