© 2019 Roxanne Lasky

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Threads of Meaning, Meditative Stitching, Art Practice, Art Process, Color Theory, Individual Online Instruction,

Online Workshop, Textile Art,  Contemporary Embroidery

A R T I S T   S T A T E M E N T

 

My work realizes my primal journey toward truth.

 

Fabric layers perform a literal evolution of the creative labor encompassing the hand and energy of the maker and the unseen dimension of idea. In my work, I attempt to expose ordinary truths throughout the whole and in the subtext of the spaces between.  I hope to enlighten the viewers' participation through their own discoveries provoked by the metaphors.

With or without a sketch, I gather scraps intuitively.   The pieces - hand-dyed cloth,  things made during prior experiments, photographs, words, paint, threads -  become meaningful as they find their places in the composition.    I map the relationships among the pieces into a narrative that represents the nature of memory.   It is often blurred, obscured, muted, stained with glimmers of color and clarity.  The work becomes a window into important meanings - place, transformation, paradox - inherent in personal history and helps me navigate to new discoveries and support the continuum of my practice.

I am a dreamer.  Otherwise, how would I be here?

 

I am an artist.  The spin on everything, for me, turns toward invention and design. My job at the shop is no exception.  I don't conform to popular quilting trends. My taste relies on instinctive connections to materials and marks.  My curriculum is based on a distillation of global historical styles.  My philosophy is built on the creative process as the primary reason for making anything: self-expression and joy.

 

I am a teacher.  I aspire to share another way of seeing, and I want to share it clearly.  I believe that hearing from many teachers allows us to gather the elements of our own practice and style as we add and subtract what works for us as individuals. 

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