I am an Admissions Supervisor at The Phillips Collection. I really like to think that I help to represent the collection to the public. I’m the first person that most visitors see when they walk in, and it’s important to me that their first impression of our museum is a pleasant one. I think it sets the mood for their entire experience.
I have been doing hand embroidery for years. I love that it’s such a forgiving medium and there are really no mistakes! It’s a lot like painting in that, depending on technique, it can look very precise and calculated or quite gestural, like brushstrokes.
This painting is from my series of silk paintings Dormant. Each painting consists of one single line, which is quickly created on the silk. The nature of this method makes it so that you can’t go back and edit or erase lines after they have been laid out. I then go into the painting and add layers of color while reflecting on the initial movement in an attempt to find a balance.