embroidery on recycled velour
15.5cm / 6in across
At the end of 2019, I went on a trip to a small town surrounded by a forest called Fountainebleau. It was very rainy and I spent a lot of time out in the forest. I hadn't been able to let go of these blue velour pants although they became strained from my body wearing them and ultimately frayed and became unwearable. I loved the fabric, and it felt like if I couldn't save the pants, at least I could save the material.
I made this little embroidery on the blue velour from a section of the pants where it wasn't frayed. I called it flutter. I didn't have a vision before making the work, I was drawn to the color of the threads and the fabric, and wove in an intuitive way, thinking about my time in the wet cold forest. The thread seems to flutter across the fabric, occasionally changing color slightly, to give a delicate effect of movement.
ready to hang on the wall (unframed)