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The Apron Strings of Ancestors by Lesley Patterson-Marx, Fiber Arts, Vintage Aprons, Marbling on Fabric, Mixed Media Art
The Apron Strings of Ancestors
Marbling on vintage table linens, vintage handkerchief, found fabric trim, found embroidery, inkjet print on cotton and organza, thread, beads, ric-rac
11"x18"
2016

This fabric collage was created in a time of experimental play, combining marbled fabric, digital prints on silk and cotton, and machine and hand stitching. This piece was created intuitively, without an initial plan. I piled the material on my work table and began composing. I imagine the figures as grandmother spirits, blissfully residing in an idyllic, and unreal space where they and nature, both idealized reside together.