This installation at Sandy Spring is the marriage of my original series of prints with contemporary interpretations that are a specific response to the site: tumbleweeds in the landscape, printed fabric, and wood block print with haiku.
A Sculpture Park at
Sandy Spring Museum
Creative York Project Space
An invitational exhibit curated by Doreen Bolger, the Retired Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art
Maryland Art Place
This most recent work of the series (Scrabble books) makes the book a more tactile experience: a large room divider, hanging pendant-like fabric sculptural pieces, and clothing—costumes acquired from Center Stage in Baltimore. Imagine: a book that one can wear! I am pushing the boundaries of traditional books so they are now conceptual, visual items that one can feel. The wearer essentially becomes the story itself.
A game with a fixed set of parameters, 100 tiles; 225 squares. How many variations from that beginning might occur? I document each game, I write haiku from the words played during the game, and I intersperse the haiku with screen prints of the resultant board pattern. My materials vary from paper to fabric to surfaces such as a room divider or a rocking chair. Each pattern is considered its own entity, its own book, with its own presentation unlike those one is accustomed to seeing in book form.