How I designed the Pure artwork series
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As an artist, for most of my journey I have leaned towards maximalism and embellishment. Over the last 30 years I have worked using textiles and embroidery, embroidery is essentially embellishing an item using thread, I have pushed the boundaries of what embroidery is traditionally used for which is garment and textile decoration and used it for fine artwork. The techniques and styles I explore are embroidery on paper, cardboard, up-cycled materials and free standing lace. These techniques lent themselves to maximalist style, embellishing on top of embellishing.
The luxurious materials used in this series are presented with a minimalistic approach, stripping away all distractions and allowing for an intense focus on the intricate detail and symbolic meaning within the artwork.
Embroidered backgrounds with embroidered butterflies like my Swarm pieces or quilted backgrounds with thousands of lace flowers mounted onto them like my Gypsy pieces. The joy for me is discovering how all of these elements work together to form something new and different. My maximalist style of embroidery is always about discovering something new and exciting.
When I was working on new pieces I created a test version on a matte white background, which something that I had never done and immediately loved it. That piece was the Pom Pom cavalier. I felt that the absence of color in the background really mae the Pom Pom’s pop off of the canvas, with that piece the Pure series was born.
Individually crafted with precision and care, each unique Pure piece is meticulously mounted on a museum-quality board, elegantly signed in the lower right corner. The luxurious materials used in this series are presented with a minimalistic approach, stripping away all distractions and allowing for an intense focus on the intricate detail and symbolic meaning within the artwork.
The Pure pieces look amazing on their own or in an arrangement. feel they embody quiet luxury. All of the materials used are still created from up-cycled luxury items, they are just stripped down to their purest form, hence the name.
The pure pieces also blend perfectly with the other luxury pieces. You can easily add them into an arrangement with my other work to create a harmonious installation. These exclusive Pure pieces can be customized in any desired color palette and are available in various sizes to suit every refined taste.