Hush: Lessons from Grandma's Kitchen (Countertop Drawing)

9.00"W x 7.00"H x 0.0"D

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Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: arts, fiber, abstract, contemporary, mixed-media, vegetables, chopped, pattern, cane

Media: canvas, graphite, carrots, threads, spinach, unraveled, chopped, radishes on paper

Size: 9"W x 7"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

As a mother of four young children, I became desperate to find ways to further my studio practice on days when I couldn't physically work in my studio. I began weaving small pieces of paper and found string and yarn. I also began lining my countertops with paper and recorded these wonderful marks from spills and residue left from chopped vegetables, and so on. These mark making methods began to translate into my larger paintings but they also became important in and of themselves. Here I combined a traditional cane patterned weaving from a canvas I took apart one thread at a time, a graphite drawing, and a countertop drawing (marks made from chopped spinach, carrots, and radishes).

Ashley Sauder Miller lives with her husband and four children in Harrisonburg, VA. She earned undergraduate degrees from Hesston College (Kansas) and Eastern Mennonite University and her Master of Fine Arts from James Madison University with an emphasis in painting and drawing.

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