Alone on the Beach

Alone on the Beach

Embroidered photo with layers of sewn and burned handmade Indian paper, photo paper, and bamboo paper on 400 gr handmade French paper. Dimensions: 52 x 67 cm

Rough Seas

Rough Seas

Embroidered photo with layers of sewn and burned bamboo paper on 400 gr handmade French paper. Dimensions: 52 x 67 cm

Poolside House Collage

Poolside House Collage

Embroidered digital photos with layers of sewn and burned bamboo paper on 400 gr handmade paper. Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm

The Poolside series examines the dream-like state of one’s memory of summer and childhood. Blurry photographs are deliberately printed on handmade and glossy papers, torn, and then stitched together. The focused photographs are printed on thin bamboo paper, which is burned, layered slightly out of sync, and quilted on top of the blurred image. Just like with memories and dreams, parts of the focused image are missing and parts of the blurry image are replaced with embroidery to cause knowing confusion. The layers and stitching are used to intentionally render the water and pool mysteriously inviting.

Poolside Collage

Poolside Collage

Embroidered photo with layers of sewn and burned bamboo paper on 400 gr handmade paper. Dimensions: 24 x 30 cm

 

Poolside Abstract Collage

Poolside Abstract Collage

Embroidered photo with layers of sewn and burned bamboo paper on 400 gr handmade paper. Dimensions: 50 x 67 cm