Most of my work begins with concept-and then I find the forms it can take.
Markings began as a way to create the simplest of felts (flat rectangles) that could encompass many meanings: moments of time, representation of a lifetime, repetitive moments we all have, such as the breaths we take.
This is the first time I gave myself rules: three columns of stitching and ten straight stitches within each section. These rules have surprised me with their freedom: not only have the stitches become varied, but also the possibilities feel endless. A moment of play on my design wall resulted in some pieces becoming sculptures, organically shaped and seemingly full of life, ready to move with their own spirit.
The more I stitch, the more meanings I find, far beyond the original concept.