Loose Threads and Mending Series Artist Statement
These series of handstitched collagraph monoprints and etchings explore threads through time linking the past with the future and the nature of time passing. Assembled monoprints use discarded and stitched fabrics as the backdrop for timeless etched marks and stitches, many of which are handsewn onto bits of handmade asian papers. Elements combine to express the quiet essence of time passed slowly - yet fleeting - as loose threads evoke unfinished work and cast ephemeral shadows on the paper below.

Mending I
2019
collagraph and etching monoprint with chine collè and thread
24 x 24 inches
Mending II
2019
collagraph and etching monoprint with chine collè and thread
24 x 24 inches
Mending III
2019
collagraph monoprint with chine collè and thread
24 x 24 inches
Mending IV
2019
collagraph monoprint with chine collè and thread
24 x 24 inches
Mending V
2019
collagraph monoprint with etching and chine collè
24 x 24 inches
Mending VI
2019
collagraph monoprint with chine collè and thread
22 x 15 inches
Loose Threads I
2018
collograph monoprint with chine collè and thread
22 x 30 inches
Loose Threads II
2018
collagraph monoprint with chine collè, graphite, and thread
30 x 22 inches
Loose Threads III
2018
collagraph monoprint with chine collè and thread
30 x 22 inches
Loose Threads IV
2018
collagraph monoprint with chine collè, graphite, and thread
30 x 22 inches
Loose Threads V
2019
collagraph monoprint with chine collè and thread
24 x 18 inches (framed)
Loose Threads VI
2019
collagraph monoprint with chine collè and thread
24 x 18 inches (framed)
Loose Threads VII
2019
collagraph monoprint with chine collè and thread
22 x 15 inches
Loose Threads XI
2019
screenprint on chine collè with thread
22 x 15 inches
Spring Cleaning
2018
collagraph monoprint with hand-stitched fabric chine collè
22 x 30 inches
Ballycastle
2018
collagraph monoprint with chine collè and thread
22 x 30 inches