monollage, “Crossing Over”


Printed and collaged textile artwork.  21″ x 21″


Monollage = monotype + collage. Every monollage begins with a piece of fabric that I printed using my custom-blended textile paints. The fabric is usually abstract and non-representational which is the fun for me. I study the various parts of the over-all design until “I see” something in it that suggests an object or a feeling.

In this case I simply saw how the colors thrillingly bled together creating gradation and by adding a cross where they met it triggered the name and then how I would move forward with the rest of the piece.

I then sewed various pieces of painted and dyed fabric into the original piece, hand appliquéd more layers, and embroidered very knots to emphasize the color scheme.

The entire assembly was then sandwiched with batting and a backing fabric then stitched together.  My husband David assembles the hardwood frames that I then custom-paint to match the work and wall hanging wire is attached to the back.

If you would like to see this work in person please contact me for a studio visit.


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