Friday, 27 June 2014


Zinnia; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013
For the past month I have been in the studio preparing hundreds of surfaces for my two new series: (Re)Collection and Poetic Memory. Now it's time to play with colour, collage, and stitching and see where and how they guide the work. Since I was a child, the zinnia has been my favourite summer annual. At this point, Poetic Memory will likely include this colour combination of magenta and yellow. I am curious to discover how the series will unfold and how to get what's in my head into the visual realm, and to see how my ideas will change.

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