This mixed media Coptic bound book contains images of natural objects and embroidered motifs. Gelatin printing enlivens the surfaces of the fabric pages, and provides a backdrop for the intricate drawings and stitching.
Materials include acrylic, cotton organdy, transfers of drawings and botanical illustrations, thread, waxed linen, beads, and twig.
Art history, travel, and encounters with the natural world inform and inspire Sharon’s mixed media art – unique artist books, fiber & painting with a layered collage approach. Fascinated by objects with auras of history and stories to tell, she collects vintage textiles and ephemera, and lines her shelves with nests, feathers, stones, seedpods, and other gifts from nature, most of which find their way into her work. Her ‘Studio in the Woods’ is in western Massachusetts.