I use two methods to put color and images on fabrics. One is an ancient method of coloring fibers with dyes I make from plant materials I collect and grow (eco dyeing and eco printing, most extensively studied by India Flint). Another is using flatbed scanners to capture images that I manipulate on a computer and print on cotton and silk.
The works in Preservation are intended to evoke memories. Lost fragments of personal history, confusing familiarity of something we once saw or read about, a sense that we have passed this way before. Here are pieces of a shared history that might be displayed in a museum, if anthropology could discover their meanings and origins.
Some of this work was created and installed at The Women's Art Institute (June 2013) at St. Catherine University.