1. Ladies In Labcoats – embroidered and stitched garment sculpture; silk, cotton, an interfacing; hand embroidery and machine stitching; mounted on commercial fixture; 64 x 60 x 62 in.
2. Love Crosses Borders – mixed fiber media relief; cotton, wool, silk, acrylic, buttons, beads, needlepoint canvas; hand crochet, knitting, stitching and quilting; 60 x 52 x 2.5 in.
People and their stories captivate me, launching my artwork. My mixed-up family of bloodlines that nobody can follow without a chart, especially encourages exploration of contradictions, tragedies, challenges, and sometimes bliss. Add a lifetime of experience with fascinating friends and you have my inspiration to unbutton stories, mend tears, and stitch together tales. I search for the best materials and techniques to visualize the wealth of relationships and episodes I experience, with a goal to encourage viewers to discover new narratives through my characters.
© Marie Bergstedt