Lyrical Thread Series
The Lyrical Thread series began as a question: Could I hand stitch through a canvas surface covered with plaster-like spackling? I was drawn to the hard surface of the spackling, and the ease with which I could alter it - so very different from cloth! A set of explorations confirmed that in addition to using pencil, sand, screen printing and lamination, I could indeed, stitch onto the matte ground.
Working the surface was symbolic. Difficult to master, the end result only hints at the creative struggle. Seeking grace under pressure. A worthy goal.