When creating collages, I often use the concept of a quilt as my starting point. I love the way traditional quilts honor and celebrate timeless themes like home, family, and gratitude. In contrast, my contemporary quilt interpretations illustrate modern distractions that can cause us to forget the importance of these traditional themes.
Caged In explores the trappings of spending and accumulating possessions. This piece reminds me that there can be great joy in the freedom of doing without.
8" x 8" stretched canvas, fabric, cotton thread, matte gel medium, gloss medium, gesso, sewn watercolor paper, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, cardboard, wire, ink jet print, copy paper.