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.