silver lame; cotton; trapunto; artist's technique: " The technique I use is called 'trapunto,' a very old method of making raised surfaces in fabric. I piece fabric together following the patterns I make form full scale drawings. Then I sew another layer of fabric onto the back of the pieced seams or predetermined stitching lines. I slit the second layer and stuff dacron between the layers into the pockets formed by the stitching. I sew the slits closed, then put a back on to finish it off. My work depends on light to exist. Light gently molds the forms and gives the illusion of more colors than there are. I often make sectioned pieces to show incidents or change in time and space.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.