My work is inspired by the mysterious relationships we hold among God, the human trek toward destiny, and nature. Here, in my work and the manipulation of material, form, language, lyrics and music is where I find the importance of truth and deception. I enjoy pushing boundaries, employing multiple techniques such as poetry, writing, hand painting cloth, hand and machine embroidery, decoupage, bead embroidery, redwork, stumpwork, peyote, hand and machine quilting, felting, crochet, and papier-mâché within projects. The fun begins when more than one technique visits, thereby creating cohesion and chaos, straight and crooked, as is the way of our journey into enlightenment
The construction of Blue Belle, the cigar box guitar.
Technique and Materials:
wooden cigar box, beads, rod, beads, acrylic paint, bailing wire, glass bottle, wood burning, mud cloth, circular peyote. (cathleen margaret 2016)