Flotsam and Jetsam

1999

24″ x 31″

Materials:

Cotton fabric, velvet, ribbon, jute, rope, buttons, beads, lobster claw, fusible web, batting

Techniques;

Turned edge appliqué, fused raw edge appliqué, burning, machine and hand embroidery

 

Knots & Tangles

Being in the experimental stage, I wondered, “what would happen if I burnt the edges of fabric, so that it would look like a charred treasure map?” Let’s just say that didn’t work out too well!

Inspiration

Maps, secrets, things floating around in the ocean. Could a static piece of fabric convey any of those mysteries?

  • Reliance on Reference Photos

  • Computer Usage

  • Paint Applied