Quilted Landscapes

This series reflects an interest in the pattern and decoration movement of the 1970's; in particular, the work of Miriam Schapiro and Joyce Kozloff. Actual quilting patterns have inspired the textured backgrounds, via the collaging of various Japanese and found papers which hints at the concept of repetitive nature of women's work. The quilted textural backgrounds also function as symbols associated with the sense of security and comfort that is experienced by quilts in general.  Having grown up in a rural farming community, the motto was "waste not- want not," and so many bits of paper, probably considered garbage by others, get reused in these mixed media artworks.  The landscapes are based on photographs I have taken and are devoid of human presence, with the sole goal of finding peace with nature.