Embroidered Couch No. 1
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 2
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 3
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 4
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 5
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 6
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 1
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 2
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 3
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 4
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 5
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 6
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 7
       
     
 Digital Embroidery; Color Series Collection
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 1
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 1

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

A few months after completing the  Couch painting, I was able to begin work on a digital embroidery machine, which allowed me to further explore the relationship between textile images, and textiles themselves. In addition to a study of materiality, I chose to keep embroidering new iterations of the image using different colors and substrates, allowing for the exploration in all of the emotional facets of myself and my family relating to the sentiment of this fabric.

Embroidered Couch No. 2
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 2

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

 

Embroidered Couch No. 3
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 3

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

Embroidered Couch No. 4
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 4

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

Embroidered Couch No. 5
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 5

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

Embroidered Couch No. 6
       
     
Embroidered Couch No. 6

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

Embroidered Landscape No. 1
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 1

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

The embroidered iterations of Landscape I  was part of the same embroidery study shown in Embroidered Couch No. 1,  and functions as a continuation of these questions about how tactility and color play into the importance of narrative. In this study, I began to look at color and value as an annotation of narrative within the visual realm.

Embroidered Landscape No. 2
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 2

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

Embroidered Landscape No. 3
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 3

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

Embroidered Landscape No. 4
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 4

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

Embroidered Landscape No. 5
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 5

 digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

The embroidered iterations of Landscape I  was part of the same embroidery study shown in Embroidered Couch No. 1,  and functions as a continuation of these questions about how tactility and color play into the importance of narrative. In this study, I began to look at color and value as an annotation of narrative within the visual realm.

Embroidered Landscape No. 6
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 6

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

 

Embroidered Landscape No. 7
       
     
Embroidered Landscape No. 7

digital embroidery, 8” x 5.5” 2018

 Digital Embroidery; Color Series Collection
       
     
 Digital Embroidery; Color Series Collection

 2018

This is a photograph of the complete collection of studies that I made from these two companions, all of the same size and hung in a series together. As a collection, these images speak to the fictionalization of memory, and the way that personal associations with places are altered with time.