Purest Pleasure was selected by Jen Tough Gallery, New Mexico, to be published in Fun Size. Fun Size is an art book to be released August 2021. Tough created the book as an alternative to a group show during the pandemic. Purest Pleasure will be featured alongside my work, Blue Grace, and a curated collection of other small works from various international artists.
My embroidery stems from a long family line of creative women including my great-grandmother who made bobbin lace. This forest-inspired piece represents a cellular dissection of a pine tree. It was embroidered by hand with a single thread over many hours, days and weeks.
Purest Pleasure is part of my Ageless and Evergreen series, initially inspired by dear friend and collector, Bob Blackburn. His favorite Barbara Streisand song is Evergreen and forests are important to me.