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Great Migrations paints a portrait of an abandoned house, the land it sits on, and all the objects within that have been witness to the past. I wanted to make artwork that instills a sense of nostalia, mystery, childlike curiousity, and the desire to explore and know more. To illumintae the feeling of opening a box of photographs that hasn’t been touched in a hundred years and trying to put together a story of what they mean. In this series, through glimpses of text, watercolors, sculptural pieces, and drawings, the viewer is presented with clues and pieces to the history of this house. Putting these clues together makes a story that will vary between individuals, but maintains a sense of whimsy and mystery.

All photos in this section were taken by  Katie Lobel

Fabric, found antique objects, embroidery, combine in a whimsical story of an abandoned house

Great Migrations: 24″ x 24″watercolor, wasp’s nest paper, sumac dyed fabric, hand embroidery. (Sold)

2. Little Treasures Collection

Little Treasures Collections:  approx 7′ x 4.5′,  watercolor, fabric, paper, lace, maps, handmade paper, fabric paper, black walnut fabric, birch bark.

4. Snakeskin (Little Treasures Collection)

Snakeskin:  approx 8″x 8″,  watercolor, birch bark, black walnut fabric.

Hand sewn quilts, black walnut dye, silkscreen on fabric, and map books exploring the concepts of journey and home, mountains and islands

Spool and Scissors:  approx 8″x 8″,  watercolor, lace, fabric.

7. Spinning Wool Into Words

Snakeskin:  approx 8″x 8″,  watercolor, birch bark, black walnut fabric.

8. Spinning Wool Into Words (Detail)

Spool and Scissors:  approx 8″x 8″,  watercolor, lace, fabric.

5. Landscape Rewritten

Snakeskin:  approx 8″x 8″,  watercolor, birch bark, black walnut fabric.

10. Artifacts I

Snakeskin:  approx 8″x 8″,  watercolor, birch bark, black walnut fabric.

9. The Land, The House, and the Sky

Snakeskin:  approx 8″x 8″,  watercolor, birch bark, black walnut fabric.

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