Sunday, February 19, 2012

Continuing along the Path

Stitched textile, 1992
Layers of blue glue gel resist, color washes, stenciling and printing, 2011

Do you ever have one of those days when your intention gets side-tracked? Well, I am having one of those days. My goal today was to get a workshop proposal together for a fiber association conference in 2013. It's my second attempt at proposing a class to an association but the first time to this one. Part of the proposal asks for a brief resume including my teaching experience. So of course I got hung up on that Shi-sha demonstration I did for the Textile Museum....when was that exactly?

Excavating through the old notebooks and there was the receipt...1992. that was going a bit too far...but then I started reading some notebook entries. I started to realize that I am still asking some of the same questions, searching for some of the same answers and am still attracted to some of the same ideas. So strange to have that realization exactly 20 years later.

I found a stitched piece I was working on at the time...a sampler really and it sure reminded me of some of my resist work... Idea of textile-a rich fabric I want to hold/touch--rich colors/surfaces. Layers--many--yet sandwiched to form a fabric--a whole--that blends in spots and peels away at others...(1992) and life as a textile--peeling away to reveal, covering up to hide...(1992)

I guess I'm still moving along the same path.

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