Stitched - Woven - Drawn
Stitched - Woven - Drawn is a series of nine large and small illustrations inspired by the short story “Woven” by Lidia Yuknavitch, published by Guernica Magazine in 2015.
The original three illustrations were hand-traced renderings of bundles of textile debris in my studio. Each drawing represents a stage in which lived experience becomes condensed story. The actual experiencing of an event is often messy, confusing, and overwhelming. With the remembering and sometimes retelling of said event, the details become refined, more organized. With some finality, events eventually become moralistic stories with both a reason and a purpose. These pieces are all attempts to capture that process through handwork.
Hand-drawn illustrations were translated into 11 x 14 stitched illustrations, which were then translated into 18 x 24 stitched illustrations. Each piece is displayed in a handmade pine frame.
Pieces 1 - 3 are hand-drawn illustrations on paper.
Pieces 3 + 4 are small-scale stitched reproductions of drawings 2 and 3.
Pieces 5 - 7 are large scale stitched reproductions of drawings 1 - 3.