Line / Structure / Pattern

The Vermont State Supreme Court
111 State Street, Montpelier, VT

Sept. 6 – Oct. 28

Hours: Mon – Fri,  8 – 4:30
(closed Sept. 23 & Oct. 21)

“In this work I explore the role of process, repetition and the essential elements found in our daily lives and the natural world. I am interested in how repeating patterns, routines, and structures assist us in living a more centered and peaceful life.   Providing a way to bring serenity and satisfaction into our lives.

Line has long been an essential element in my work.  The drawn line, the line of a piece of nesting material, the spoken line of conversation, the line of yarn. In examining the world of knitting, pattern is created from a single line, at times mistakes are made, the pattern unravels and becomes a tangled mess or can be reformed into a new pattern. These are all metaphors for our life process. As I work with patterns, opening parts of it up, microcosms have emerged. The structures become cellular or skeletal in nature or take on their own sculptural shapes.  Beauty in its most essential form.”

The space at the Supreme Court is large and airy. Large work hangs beautifully here and I have to say that the show is elegant! The Regenerate Series, of 4 large drawing/monotypes, have room to breathe and sing. These 4 pieces were done at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. I was there for a month long residency in 2009. I arrived as Obama was giving his inauguration speech. As I drove through the hills of Virginia I thought how  in knitting when we make mistakes, we unravel the mistakes and reknit.  I worked with that idea during my time there and the Regenerate Series is the culmination of that exploration.

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