MFA Thesis Exhibition

Onion's skin very thin,

Mild winter coming in.

Onion's skin thick and tough,

Coming winter cold and rough.

Onion’s Skin investigates the use of my studio practice as a space for healing.  Materially the works juxtapose the delicacy of fabrics such as silk organza and intricate repetitive stitch with the chaos of difficult familial relationships and the strategies of coping with the associated grief.  Several aspects of these works parallel the world of estrangement which requires finesse and the binaries of vulnerability and strength, patience and persistence, resignation and hope.   The works center around a thoughtful yet neutral color palette achieved through a natural dye process using onion skin resulting in browns and golds that deepen into rusts and greys with the use of iron in post-mordanting. 

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