Stitch and Swoosh

These paintings came about during my time in Mexico City. I moved from my home, Washington D.C., to pursue an anthropological, artistic project. Upon arriving, I found it difficult to carry through with my original plans. With no Spanish skills, no community or understanding of the city, my goals became simpler: learn Spanish, stay healthy, familiarize myself with the sprawling metropolis.

The blocks of color swept over stitched pieces of paper were a product of my, sometimes painful, personal growth. To adapt and to evolve, I continually pushed myself, but I found that in the process of doing so, the need to retain a sense of togetherness was equally necessary and energy consuming. I took the needle and with each puncture, I drew together something changed. Stich and Swoosh.

 

“Tacubaya”. Watercolor and thread on paper. (Sold)

 

Untitled. Watercolor and thread on paper. (Sold)

 

Untitled. Watercolor, thread and needle on paper.

 

Untitled. Watercolor, thread and needle on paper. (Sold)

 

Watercolor, thread and needle on paper. (Sold)

 

Watercolor, thread and needle on paper. (Sold)

 

Untitled. Watercolor and thread on paper. (Sold)

 

Untitled. Watercolor and thread on paper.(Sold)

 

 

Untitled. Watercolor and thread on paper. (Sold)

 

“Blue”. Watercolor and thread on paper. (Sold)

 

“Red”. Watercolor and thread on paper.

 

“Earth”. Watercolor and thread on paper. (Sold)

 

“Geilo”. Watercolor and thread on paper.

 

“Sandias”. Watercolor, thread and needle on paper.

 

Untitled. Watercolor, thread and needle on paper. (Sold)

 

 

Untitled. Watercolor, thread and needle on paper. (Sold)