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Public Image Series

When I started using rughooking methods I knew I wouldn't spend much time repeating the folk art images and subjects most often associated with the form. I knew I'd soon move into creative processes not dissimilar from how I approach painting or collage. I hadn't anticipated how interested I would become with creating text-based works - but I shouldn't have been surprised. Words, lyrics, quotes and letters have often found their way into my work whether photocollage, paintings, or drawings.

The textile works found in the Public Image series (… ) are thematically similar to ideas I've worked with in other media. These are, however, the first to cross-over into a traditionally feminized craft form, which lends the works a more layered contemporary reading.