Hand embroidery, cotton on wool
80 x 80cm
Part of my ongoing series of Light Abstracts. The stitches trace and render the light patterns of Chicago, IL, revealing the geography of Lake Michigan. This meticulously
embroidered work depicts the lights patterns created at a macro scale by humans and their interaction
with the landscape, underlining the reshaping of our relationship to the built environment.
Inspired by the Eames film Powers of Ten.
Powers of Ten explored the relative size of things in the universe, the significance of adding zero to reveal the ‘continuity and change, of everyday picnics and cosmic mystery’ teaching us about scale and perspective.
This repetition of pattern and the notion that we are dots, made up of dots, continues to inspire my thinking.