Monday, December 31, 2007

A Stitch On Tradition

Paper Quilts by Jessica of Reclaimed To You

After years of collecting and collaging, photographing, printing, and experimenting, learning, exploring, and blending techniques, I find myself surrounded by mounds of material waiting to be transformed into art.

In the past I have stitched paper as a means of adding a tactile element to my photography based mixed-media work, but with my new paper quilt series is the first time that I am using sewing as a primary component in my work. The machine stitching in this new series acts as both a physical method of construction and a compositional element as I piece together collected papers and original photographic prints.

Currently many of these works can be seen on my Flickr site and a few can be purchased from my Etsy shop, however there are two shows of this work in the planning process so please keep an eye on the announcement page of my web site for updates.

What I enjoy most about making these paper quilts is how the process has allowed me to combine so many art and craft techniques and cross boundaries between the two schools of creativity.

1 comment :

  1. Jessica, these paper quilts are gorgeous! I love where you are going with these and can't wait to see more :)


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