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Kirsty Whitlock uses everyday throw away items such as newspapers, comics and supermarket carrier bags as a surface for embroidered drawings that reflect and respond to the material item she is embroidering onto. The very nature of the materials she works into the fragility of the paper or the plastic bag should not hold up under the industriousness of the sewing machine, but the layers and grids of the stitch hold the surface together.
Fingerings by Judith Braun: Symmetrical abstractions created with her fingers dipped in charcoal dust, often using both hands and arms simultaneously. “Abstraction keeps the images free to be anything, while the symmetry resolves that fluidity into something, like liquid energy crystallizing. Working within constraints prompts a proliferation of possibilities that self organize into groups and subgroups, from which I then choose some to render carefully by hand…with diamond dust.”#Judith_Braun