Untitled (Redgates, sky view) back view
Molly Barnes stopped by yesterday while Matt and I were preparing to hang my sewn works and she (like me) felt that the backs of the work should be hung outward; this view shows the sewing process along with the paper image ripping and crumbling. As the show is about memory, reflection and fragmentation of things past, the view of the backs of the work reflects this idea. These images of landscapes and structures are bits and pieces of scenes from my home in western NC. Some of these places are in a state of disrepair. The front of the work is more much clean and looks like a traditional embroidered landscape image. Viewers can walk behind the work and see this view also. We hung the pieces clothesline style.
In addition to the sewn works, I also have two installations in the exhibition and one is in the front window: