PAMELA LEITH www.fiberdimensions.com
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I work with previously embroidered linens, maintaining a consciousness between the old and the new. I add new embroidery to the old embroidery to create a contrast between the thoughts and time of the originator and my concept.
For "Dirty Laundry", the original consciousness of the linens spoke to me about formality and wealth. It spoke not only of financial wealth, but wealth of many friends and family, wealth in traditions, wealth in memories, wealth in having enough to eat, wealth in having a nice home, wealth in feeling safe.
I embroidered on these previously embroidered linen dinner napkins some realities of life; some reasons why these "wealths" are not felt by all, some reasons why 1 out of 100 people may end up in our prison system.
While in prison the dining experience is a contrast to how these original linens were used. The tin plates are used on the inside, the linens are used on the outside.
Re:Value Plexus Art Group, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Hats Off to Roni, Oshman JCC Palo Alto, CA
Intersections 5: Colors_Concepts_Contours (juried) fiber/Dimensions, Presidio S.F.,CA
1 in 100: Americans Behind Bars, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto, CA
1 in 100: Americans Behind Bars, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
fiber/DIMENSIONS at Falkirk (juried) Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Craft and Sculpture (juried) Marin Society of Artists, Marin Arts and Garden, Ross CA
The Prison Project: 1 in 100, Art Works Downtown, CA
Innovations in Fiberart IV, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA
fiber/Dimensions: Intersections 4, Presidio of San Francisco, CA
For the Love of Fiber, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, CA
War and Peace, Artisans, CA
No Goodbyes: Re-Imagining Trash, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts , CA
Stone, Wood & Fiber Indoor Sculpture,O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, CA
Dada, Surrealism, Readymade & Found Objects, 2nd City Council Art Gallery, CA
Is Dada Dead?, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, CA
The Art of the Handmade, Sight and Insight, CA
Southport Island Yacht Club Art Show, Maine 2007, 2005, 2004
Annual Show, College of Marin, CA 2007, 2006, 2005. 2004
*Instructor’s Choice: 2008
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