Large scale abstract embroidery as a slow hand-stitched practice. Colors are intermingled and woven. Color and relief are more important that imitation or practical patterns. Beyond aesthetics, the body of work carries social and personal messages within a narrative of empowerment.
Encaustic, plaster, cotton and silk embroidery fiber, yarn, waxed cord, zip ties, repurposed textiles, steel wire frame.43X46X3 inches
Thatesato:tat/ Be Quiet, embodies feelings about how women may exist in a sense of place and purpose. How one might abstractly show how imperfections, physical trauma and resiliency may transform. The color palette is grounded in memories relating to quilt made by the artist’s Indigenous Great-Grandmother.
Encaustic, plaster, cotton and silk embroidery fiber, yarn, waxed cord, zip ties, repurposed textiles, steel wire frame.70X46X3 inches
Satahseht/ Hide Yourself, discusses how the artist endeavors to connect with the pain of loss and insecurity, and the inherent vulnerability of life and death for the next generation of Indigenous women. And how they physically are part of the inevitable social pressures moving disintegration and impermanence.