Presentation Title

Inner Landscapes

Location

San Marcos Gallery, Archbishop Alemany Library, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-26-2019 6:00 PM

End Date

4-26-2019 8:00 PM

Department

Art, Art History and Design

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Matthew Garcia, MFA; Robin McCloskey, MFA; Lynn Sondag, MFA; and Steven Polacco, MFA

Presentation Format

Exhibit

Abstract/Description

This project stemmed from a desire to create a thesis based on my personal experience of the world. Growing up in Sonoma County brought me in constant contact with nature, and instilled in me a love and appreciation for the outdoors that I will always preserve. My thesis utilizes the processes of textile dyeing and embroidery on linen. I collected plants from locations near my home, then turned them into dye. Through the dyeing process, the tapestries took on the appearance of landscapes. They also incorporate embroidery, and embroidery hoops, as a means of creating vignettes within the scape itself. The lines within the hoops correspond to the topographic lines of the locations I foraged ingredients from and had significant connections to. Nature has been my creative partner during this endeavor, and the project has allowed me to focus on the interplay between the scenery I have been exposed to for the majority of my life, and my own interior world, made up of thoughts and emotions.

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Inner Landscapes

San Marcos Gallery, Archbishop Alemany Library, Dominican University of California

This project stemmed from a desire to create a thesis based on my personal experience of the world. Growing up in Sonoma County brought me in constant contact with nature, and instilled in me a love and appreciation for the outdoors that I will always preserve. My thesis utilizes the processes of textile dyeing and embroidery on linen. I collected plants from locations near my home, then turned them into dye. Through the dyeing process, the tapestries took on the appearance of landscapes. They also incorporate embroidery, and embroidery hoops, as a means of creating vignettes within the scape itself. The lines within the hoops correspond to the topographic lines of the locations I foraged ingredients from and had significant connections to. Nature has been my creative partner during this endeavor, and the project has allowed me to focus on the interplay between the scenery I have been exposed to for the majority of my life, and my own interior world, made up of thoughts and emotions.