I create my art by cutting and piecing fabrics that I have previously handwoven on my Gilmore floor loom. I make two- and three-dimensional artworks, and have been creating vessels since 2016. My handwoven, pieced, formed, and embellished vessels have “feet” of clay. They are tenderly made to suggest our human experience, one of brokenness and weakness, yet beloved and redeemed by God.
Ephesians 6:10 begins with “be strong” or “be strengthened” just as Paul had prayed earlier in Eph 3:16 that out of His glorious riches God may strengthen us with power through His Spirit.
My vessel titled "Strengthened" twists as it presses upward on its clay, earthbound feet. It has gaps and weak areas held up by crystal beads representing His unseen, but supporting Spirit. I always want my flawed vessels to have a beauty. I embellished and filled in and even emphasized the “weak” areas to suggest the truth that it is when we are weak, that we are strong (2 Cor.12:10).
Strengthened is original work created in 2020.
Media: Handwoven textiles, glass beads, terracotta clay,
Processes: Weaving, machine and hand piecing and sewing, beading.
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