The Sewn City Collection

Inspired by the patterns and shapes created by power lines this collection began as original photographs taken in and around Somerville/Cambridge MA that were then broken down, removing layers of texture and detail, until only a few simple forms remained. Fabric dye, concentrated water colors and/or acrylic paint lend a sense of atmosphere and ghostly color to many of the machine sewn and hand embroidered scenes while colored pencils, chalk and pastels appear in others to add color and detail below the lines of thread.