The personal exploration of color and process continues. I am continuing to explore the concept of bringing order to chaos. I am drawn to the process. Each part of the making of these improvisational pieces brings me into the moment. As I continue to explore this theme, with this process, I realize that my work is turning a corner. It was once one thing and now it is becoming another. It is evolving and this piece represents a turning point in time.
Getting Centered 2018
This piece is another personal exploration of color and process. Finding order in the chaos is becoming a reoccuring theme. I am drawn to the improvisational process and placement of color. It represents freedom, freedom to be myself, to except what is, to be in the moment. It just happens, I follow my instincts that it needs something else. A little order, to contrast and center the chaos. The stitched ‘grid’ represents this order, in bright contrasting thread, it is an attempt to get it together.
Light It Up 2018
This is a personal exploration of color and process. The layers of life, working together in some ways and clashing in others. Life is messy and chaotic, yet beauty can be found in all of it. It is time to celebrate the light, that we all possess, in our similarities and in our differences.
Sweet Spots 2018
This is a personal exploration of color and process. Our moments stitched together, working in some ways and clashing in others. Our lives are busy and chaotic, yet peace and calm can be found in every moment. It is time to celebrate these sweet spots, these moments of calm in the chaos.
Love Equally 2017
Made for the SAQA Textile Poster exhibit, this piece was created to encourage the coming together for love and equality and to remind us that if we do that we will be a part of something big and beautiful.
Love and Equality for ALL 2017
Made for the SAQA Textile Poster Exhibit, this piece was created to encourage us to Love freely and equally and to remind us that we are ALL deserving of and entitled to Love and Equality.
Forever Tied Together 2016
This quilt was made for my daughter, she chose the colors and I chose to add the black and white. This quilt is improvisationally pieced and hand tied. I love the process of improvisation. I let the colors and shapes guide the placement, and let my intuition make decisions. I love giving this piece (of me) to my daughter and chose to tie it as a design element exploration and as a symbol that we are Forever Tied Together.
The Big Pink V for EQUALITY: It should be history 2017
This piece was made for and is currently on display with the SAQA Declarations of Sentiment Exhibit. The title speaks for itself. It is hard to believe we have not made more progress on the issues of human equality, not just for women, but for EVERYONE. The Big Pink V symbolizes women. Adjacent are black and white to symbolize racial injustice. The colorful ties represent EVERYONE no matter your gender or sexual orientation. The quilt graphically and abstractly attempts to include all people and to make a statement that it is shameful in today's modern society that all people do not have equal human rights. WHY? Equal rights for ALL includes you, so WHY, WHY is this STILL an issue.
Party in the Front 2016
This quilt is one of my first adventures in improvisational piecing. It was originally intended to be the back of the quilt but I fell in love with it and the process of making it.
MAKING SENSE 2017
15.5" X 21.5" Textile Collage
TWO IN A MILLION 2017
12" x 12" Textile Collage : published in issue #2 of Curated Quilts magazine
ALWAYS WINNING 2017
10.5" x 16" Textile Collage
EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURT #01 2017
4" X 4" framed textile collage
Finding Flight 2016
8.25" x 11.5" Textile Collage
IT'S A THREE FLING 2018
12" X 12" Textile Collage
Scrap Stitch Sketch 01 2016
Scrap Stitch Sketch 02 2016
Scrap Stitch Sketch 05 2016
My Gift to You 01 2018
My Gift to You 02 2018
My Gift to You 03 2018
See something you like, but you need a different size or prefer a certain color? Let me get creative for you! Whether you want it to keep you warm, decorate your space, speak your mind or commemorate a special time, place or individual. I can make a quilt just for you. Email me to discuss your one of a kind custom piece.
BRIGHT IMPROV CUSTOM
You pick the colors, you pick the size. Please email me to discuss a custom quilt in this style.
Have a favorite saying, poem, drawing or momento? I can embroider it for you! You pick the colors, you pick the size. Please email me to discuss a custom quilt in this style.
I would be honored to transform your meaningful cloth into a one of a kind art quilt to preserve memories of a time, place or individual. Please email me to discuss your custom memory quilt.
WORK IN PROGRESS
I am always experimenting and exploring. Here are a few of the things that are currently in progress. To see more of my process please find me on Instagram @highfivesandsilverlines.