Derived from the ornamentation as well as its “free form”essence as simply a piece of cloth, my work investigates the figure and the vacancy of human presence as a purposely arranged garment. When selecting a scarf to work with it is essential to my vision that it has an interesting pattern, colour, or a vintage aesthetic. My process relies on the photograph for reference, but the scarf is also referred too for colour matching, which creates the most accurately representational depiction of the scarf itself. The most enticing part about working with fabric is the many folds and wrinkles that accompany the task, the more the better! I am captivated by the pattern and colour changes that occur within the folds, and the often challenging details that transpire within. Photographing the scarf creates excitement and foreshadows the possibilities. It is within these details that are carefully arranged and rendered, that I experience juxtaposition with myself and the scarf. I often refer to my scarf works as “entities” as I feel they are often representational of the ambiguous human figure. The delicacy of the materials creates a feminine sensibility expressing the carefully constructed and scrutinized images we portray to society as women. They are distinct, independent and self contained beings.
Coloured Pencil on Wood Drawings:
Evolution in Bloom, coloured pencil on wood, 20x54 inches, 2018 SOLD
Together as One,
coloured pencil on wood,
17.5x23 inches overall,