I draw a lot. It gives me great satisfaction to engage the tiny details, I am a perfectionist. What was patience in my craft is now simply an acceptance to go to any length to appease my aesthetic. There are no mistakes. Creating a line is a balance between intention and recognizing the possibilities in the moment; this is ever emphasized when using natural mediums such as flower petals, water soluble inks, and the insect: cochineal.
I want to make functional Art.
...And so I began making candles displaying my drawings on the exterior of the glass to be illuminated. The endeavor was a catalyst for sewing.
It is my belief that life's questions can be answered with a sewing machine. With the notion of putting art on shirts: rather than silk-screening, using paints, or dye - to me it made sense to embroider the design. It felt very real to have an image interwoven with the fabric. These designs will not fade or peel away. I borrowed a sewing machine to see if the idea would even work, to draw with a sewing machine.
It was the doubtful notion of making 'patches' that opened a world of ideas.
An odd family of characters emerged- like these Abstract fish animal people who make up FishTown:
there's Mister Trout Pants, Octalottalipapus, Sea Moe, Fish Head, Squid Nose, Fish Mits, the Elephish, and many more Sewing Designs
A sewing machine is a relatively complex machine to operate. I use it non-traditionally and have worn-out several machines since 2004. People have responded so enthusiastically to my sewing. I believe one reason is that when trying to draw with a sewing machine it's nearly impossible to come-across as a perfectionist. I think people like the raw rough edges; perhaps to remind us that being human is a wandering path.
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