Peoplescapes Series, 2005-Ongoing

This series explores the contrast of waxcloth and hand-dyed fabric in landscapes peopled by silhouettes. A wide range of soft colors is used and a unique contemporary look comes from stitching through both the waxed and matte surfaces. They are hand-dyed and waxed cotton, machine pieced, appliquéd, and embroidered.

I use a unique blend of different colored waxes to create the waxcloth surfaces that have the characteristic encaustic sheen yet are pliable enough for machine stitching.

A note on formats: Landscape formats from 13-1/4h by 15-1/2w to 19-1/2h by 26w. Some are bound as artquilts hung from a rod and others are framed simply with metal or wood.

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