For the last few years I’ve been enjoying creating my embroidered Skulls.
Mostly, I paint, draw, sculpt and embroider faces. I’ve been drawing faces since I began drawing…and I can’t remember ever not drawing.
And then came those skulls…
Odd that after and still being a devout Deadhead, it wasn’t the band’s SYF motifs that influenced me. I was appreciating Mexican folk art and everything having t do with dia de muertos. At the same time, I was suddenly losing more than a few people I had been close with. In an effort to honor my friends, I began to stitch skulls.
Not in a typical sugar skull way but my own style. In 2016, I planned a series of 24 x 24 inch skulls. I managed to complete the series by September 2018.
Eight of the canvases were shown at Four Barrel Coffee on Valencia Street in San Francisco during November.
I love making the skulls but the urge to create this one big canvas filled with feminine faces has been getting loud and persistent.
So, here I am now, despite having all sorts of things in the fire, somewhere in the beginning of a faces project. This project starts off with 7 small canvases which will be stitched together on a bigger canvas. Of the 7 canvases, 1 is complete, 4 are works in progress and 2 have yet to be designed.
I will wait to see how the current designed canvases work together and then design whatever comes up to me on the 2 remaining canvases. Stay tuned and I’ll post as these progress.