I need to do it every day, or I do not feel settled.
I stitch for an hour or two every morning before breakfast as a way of preparing my inner self for the rest of the day.
I schedule appointments for the afternoon so that they do not interrupt this quiet time with my self.
|Daily Scratchings by Penny Berens hangs on right wall in above photo|
The tactility of those marks made with thread help me to communicate my ideas.
The gentle bumps of thread in cloth beg to be touched, even when we are in an art gallery where touching is not allowed, yet we still know how pleasurable the simple repeated stitches will feel under our caressing fingers.
|Penny Berens and Judy Martin at the opening of Cloth of Time, July 12 2018|
because it is able to reach each of us on a more emotional level than the sense of sight.
|Stone Pathways (left wall) and Cris Cross (right wall) both by Penny Berens|
Inspired by the Finnish rugs of my heritage and the writing of Agnes Martin, this piece makes the whirl of time visible.
|Cloud of Time by Judy Martin encourages light to shine through, like a cloud|
|The Sun, The Moon, And Also The Stars, three hand stitched drawings on felt by Judy martin|
|Susan Charles, director-durator of the Mary E Black gallery spoke at the opening reception|
Creating something that was not here before gives me a sense of well-being.
Judy Martin 2018
The exhibition continues until August 26, 2018
Mary E Black Gallery, Halifax Nova Scotia