Hand embroidered vintage textiles, 2016

Light and dark appear as opposite forces at first glance, but with further consideration are interdependent. Light cannot exist without dark, dark cannot exist without light. After observing this paradox in the physical world, I began to explore this relationship internally. Rather than being two separate and opposing forces, light and dark are connected and complementary, each a necessary part of a whole.


Using modern interpretations of the embroidery sampler tradition as well as hand dyeing techniques on found vintage fabrics, I celebrate embellishment, decoration, and duality.