Material Witness will focus on extreme textile process. Images will be posted here showing the history of my work, new work, developing projects and inspiration.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Images

Lost Coast Urchins Patricia Chauncey

Return to Mecca Detail Patricia Chauncey

Paper wasp nest with latex pyrography Patricia Chauncey

Pyrography sample on rusted embroidery

Paper Balls Patricia Chauncey 2008

Sand Pods, Gut pods, Ghost Cloth Patricia Chauncey

Detail Neptuna's Tail Patricia Chauncey 2007

Detail Hide Patricia Chauncey 2003

Patinaed cloth embroidery in progress Patricia Chauncey 20001-2008

Urchins Lost Coast Series 2000

Rust printed, dyed, discharged and buried in the garden suede 2001

Inspirational object barnacle skeletons on clam shell

Lost Coast Series Urchins 2001 Patricia Chauncey

Paper Construction, patinated and burnt Patricia Chauncey 2007

Eden Skin 1 2007 Patricia Chauncey

Eden Skin 2 Patricia Chauncey 2007

Hide Patricia Chauncey 2003

Shibori Gold Organza Shawl 2006

These are the promised images of some of the work I have been doing for the last few years.
Some are samples , some finished pieces, or images of other work. Also included are some of the inspirational objects observed and imitated.

My work is influenced by natural structures and internal landscapes. There is a connection for me with internal body functions or dysfunctions and the structures in other beings or objects in nature. There is a connection between life and death, between decay and beauty, and alteration
through time. There is also a connection between life , death, the erotic and the eternal.

I use materials that are pushed to limits by altering through natural process. Paper, gut, latex, leather are used or imitated by recycled materials that are far from the organic. These materials are also burned, ripped, torn, abraded depending on the surface desired using extreme textile process.

1 comment:

Small Excursions, a series of machine embroideries said...

I love this work Pat and the way that they display on your blog.