Eating from My Hand
Eating From My Hand: Crows appear often in my work as I find their intelligence and grace a source of never ending interest. The relationship between what we have and what we want is a question I have asked myself many times. In the image the woman has what the bird wants and as the pieces fall it remains to be seen who will claim what is left behind.
Beginning with a charcoal sketch I create my images using layers and layers of fabric. I call the process “textile mosaic”. To have the mosaic effect every small piece of cloth sits next to another piece. I use a multi-step archival adhesive applied with a brush. Every piece of cloth is added one at a time. All the fabric is hand cut. The cloth I use is cotton and silk, only natural fibers. Using vintage, recycled and hand dyed fabrics I utilize a variety of pattern size and colors to create light, pattern, depth and texture.
Size: 19 x 25 inches framed
Framed with black hardwood float frame