This piece was a part of the exhibit, "Mark My Words" at the Palm Beach Cultural Council on display for March - May 2017. The use of language has evolved dramatically with the advancement of technology and how it influences our lives. Texting and emails have replaced older methods of communication and our lexicon includes new words and phrases. Utilizing words in art is nothing new: think Ed Ruscha or John Baldessari, the Ancient Egyptians or the art in Medieval Churches across Europe. This exhibition will showcase the work of 15 professional artists in Palm Beach County that feature “words” as their subject matter and muse.
My piece is a contemporary version of a Victorian sampler. With embroidery, collaged fabric remnants and watercolor, drawing and mixed media on paper, I am seeking to create my own alphabet of memories through each individual letter as well as the whole group.