Innovations in Textiles Opens at EAC This Friday Night in Edwardsville!!
Please join me this Friday, August 19, when the first of the St. Louis "Innovations in Textiles" events opens with a public reception from 7-9pm at the Edwardsville Art Center where my newly created, handmade paper landscape constructions, inspired by our recent trip to Cornwall, UK, will be on display.
"Innovations in Textiles" is a biennial event hosted this year by 19 galleries and art organizations in the Bi-State St. Louis area from August through October. Check the Innovations website for a complete list of the artists, exhibits, artist talks, workshops, maps and bus tours.
Having been an illustrator, art educator, and an avid gardener for many years, I have always been drawn to aerial views of land, maps, rivers, soil, and organic systems. Experimenting with handmade plant fiber paper is a culmination of that attraction to texture and natural materials. By combining my papers with ephemera collected along the way, my work layers history, meaning, and place into objects that are no longer lost or mis-placed, but reconstructed and transformed.