I found this photo in my family album. The room pictured is the inspiration for the work on the right, Family Room (2012).
The shapes of the fabric reference the door and cabinet from that same room. A floral patterned sheet represents the door, which I found in my grandmothers sewing kit, which appears to be from the sixty’s. A thick black right-angled trapezium shaped cloth that is a geometric simplification of a bed or room floor is sewn onto the floral shape. Between the two pieces of fabric, the door and the cabinet, is a hand-made mustard colored weaving that has an unfinished appearance, with untethered armatures sticking out from its sides. This weaving refers to the relationships and figures in my family. Six lengthwise elements of the weave, called the warp, represent the six people in my immediate family, which are called ends. Crosswise element of the weave is called the filling. Each single strand of the filing is called a pick. The picks in the mustard-colored weave mark time passing, and by leaving the ends open this allows for time to continue and grow.
Curtain, 2012, Fabric, thread, wood, pins, 84 x 33 x 168 inches.
Top piece of fabric is extended over the ground with threads that connect to the opposite wall. Thread attached to the bottom of the hanging curtain go through the top canopy piece and drape over its side, on the left, as continuous lines.
detail of Curtain.
Blue Door, 2012, Thread, wood, chalk line, 84 x 120 x 12 inches.
In Blue Door the doorframe and window are two-dimensional in contrast to the space the thread creates, extending twelve inches from the wall. The multiple threads come to a point, on the right, which are held in place by a t-pin.
details of Blue Door.
Family Room, 2012, Fabric, cord, pins, 76 x 51 inches.
The black fabric and woven shape lie flat on the wall of the studio, while the floral patterned fabric has two small rectangular forms underneath.detail of Family Room.
Paintings are on view at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, MA.
All are for sale.
1. South 5th, 2009, Oil on canvas, 22 x 31 inches, $700
2. Backyard Series: 68 Jackson, 2009, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, $500
3. Backyard Series: Granite Steps, 2009, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, $500
4. Backyard Series: Grey, 2009, Oil on canvas, 25 x 27 inches, $500
5. Backyard Series: Orange Sky, 2009, Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 inches, $500
6. Fire, Oil on wooden panel, 2008, 9 x 12 inches, $300
7. City Collage, 2008, Oil paint, paper, on wooden panel, 8 x 10 inches, $250
8. Lamps, Oil on canvas, 2008, 8 x 8 inches, $30
9. Citgo, 2007, Oil on canvas, 24 x 40 inches, $600
10. Ferry Lawn, 2007, Oil on canvas, 26 x 36 inches, $500
11. Doubleday, 2007, Oil on canvas, 14 x 21 inches, $500
Tool Company 42 x 35 inches
Lamps 8x8 inches, 2008