monkish ways series, 2002-2006

The theme of this series is solitude while in community, using the pointed arch shape of a medieval church door. Abstract images reflect the rituals that connect daily life to the sacred, those used by monks and by others.

Hand-dyed fabrics are layered, over-stamped, and stitched to create rich textures. Also, Entrance Chant features the addition of pigmented wax fused to the embellished surfaces.

Format: All but Laced Arches are hung as is traditional for artquilts, from a solid rod inside a backing sleeve. See Choosing Art for care of this art style.

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