I plan to spend my time at Weir Farm further developing my series Fragments of Eden – a series I worked on while in my residency at Weir Farm in 2011. The work I developed at Weir Farm was shown in a solo exhibition at the Danforth Art Museum and School in Framingham MA, a piece was purchased by Meditech Corporation, one piece is in a private collection, and recently a piece was purchased to be installed at the new Stamford Hospital building. I am now painting flora in acrylic on collages of discarded paper and would like to try painting En plein air. Weir Farm’s Eden-esque landscape, native plants, and vines are inspiring. In addition to painting, I will continue my work in textiles. I have started and will continue work on a series conceptually exploring ideas of repair, re-order, and retelling of narrative. This series includes combing pieces of composted discarded designer Toile, indigo dyed fabrics, and remnants of women’s antique silk bodices. I am sewing together by hand fragments and scraps symbolically repairing and re-ordering. I am also deconstructing, adorning, and embellishing a group of my mother’s white blouses to create new ‘garments’. These works explore issues of illness/health, loss/gifts, and penance/forgiveness. Since I was at Weir Farm in 2011, I have increased my time commitment as an artist in residence for Commonwealth Corporation creating art with teenagers residing in secure treatment centers run by the Department of Youth Services. Although I love this work, I strongly desire a time of quietude and focus. I look forward to uninterrupted, long days of developing ideas, sketching, trying new imagery, sewing, and painting.
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