Exhibitions > Turn-in-the-Path (2023)

Turn-in-the-Path

April 7 – 30, 2023

Established Gallery
75 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Statement:

The concept of Turn-in-the-Path comes from the lexicon of medieval illuminated manuscripts, specifically the Book of Kells. The term refers to the insertion of text or letters into the blank sections and margins of the page. This was a way for scribes to aesthetically emphasize the meaning of the words, but it also allowed them to innovate the layout of the page to correct for mistakes in transcription and to deal with physical imperfections in the calf-skin vellum. Similarly, I embrace this notion of finding freedom within the confines and limitations of my materials and process. The physical structure of the work is consistent (i.e. warp and weft/layer over layer), but each piece in Turn-in-the-Path is unique in composition and feel. Working intuitively, the layers build upon the ones preceding. It is a dialogue between myself and the work where I wrestle and finesse with the forms and threads to create a sense of harmony.