Gesso, dry pigment, needlepoint, thread on canvas
48" x 48" unframed
The Motherlode series is inspired by my travels, my Italian heritage, and my love for the handmade. The pigments of these paintings were all purchased in New Mexico and were paired with the needlepoint at a later date. This is the first time I combined the needlepoint with the canvas by suturing the needlepoint into a hole that was created into the paintings.