Metamorphosis *Houston 2014, currently on tour
Internal changes represented by fiber to felted flowers.
External changes represented by cocoon to butterfly.
I am a story teller. I use fabric, beads, cords and other objects to write my stories. The image I create reflects what I think and feel. I want my work to be relatable and meaningful. If I am successful, when someone looks at my work, ’it’ becomes their story, too.
I don’t quilt unless the topic means something to me. I will do research, take pictures and collect objects that relate to that project. This process can take months to over a year.
Once I sit down and attempt to quilt, anything can happen! The quilt takes on a life of its own: construction or a miscue may take me in a totally different direction. I believe my quilts have their own soul.
I have been very blessed. I have exhibited in Taiwan, Sacred Threads, Houston, and across the country. I have had my quilts appear in magazines. I guess the obvious question would be: What next? I really don’t know!
I didn’t expect this. I didn’t plan for this, but it is a huge part of my life now.
My quilting experiences, have taught me to believe, anything is possible. Whatever the future will bring, I bet it’ll make a good story!
Paiute Story: Legend People laughed at Coyote, he changed them into stone. Now they are hoodoos at Bryce National Canyon.
Bark Cloth Mask *Santa Fe 2015 Hubbard Museum 2016
Interpretation of ancestral New Guinea masks.
Note: All photographs done by Allen Mitchell Photography alan@alanmitchellphotography.