ArtPop Street Gallery 2021
Updated: Apr 2, 2021
Friends, this is BIG.
Literally huge- billboard sized, exactly. One of my tufted pieces Future: Movement will be greeting you on the road!! (exactly location TBD- will update as soon as I know!)
If you’re unfamiliar with ArtPop Street Gallery, do check them out!
Here are some progress shots- this piece was the first one finished in my new studio, on a new tufting frame. All of it felt fresh and exciting. The shape was something I’d been dreaming of for a long time, and it was so rewarding to see it all fall into place. That this piece is my introduction into the ArtPop family is such an honor and I can’t wait to see where it shows up across town!
THANK YOU for your support and encouragement! And of course, thank you to ALL of our ArtPop Street Gallery sponsors and donors, you guys are amazing.
If you’re still reading, here’s my artist statement for Future: Movement.
Future Movement is the first in a series that delves into interpreting movement as color. It is a celebration of hue and a reminder to myself that abstract art is home, that color creation is what moves me to create. Tufting offers an avenue to be both soft and structured, to balance the tension between wanting to touch the artwork, while knowing it is against ‘The Rules’.
This series is created by dying the wool yarn myself, which provides subtleties and variations that cannot be found in commercially dyed yarn. Commercial blue is blue; my blue is aqua, robin’s egg blue, the first-blue-in-the-morning, all in one hank of yarn. Using a yarn-fed power tool called a tufting gun, I create textured textile pieces that are then stretched across custom wood panels. The panels, like our own bones, are the invisible support for each piece.