A summer re-run of an earlier post….
One of my favorite booths at Photo LA was hosted by the Queensland Centre for Photography, Australia; and one of my favorite discoveries at Photo LA was Alix Perry, who is represented by QCP. Alix creates photographs printed on needlepoint backing with selected parts of the image actually embroidered to heighten the visual experience. This is totally in keeping with a trend in photography that is hands-on and one-of-a-kind.
Photographs preserve memories and I reinforce this through the meticulous, but sentimental act of embroidery. I photograph the ephemeral relationships I have with objects and moments, and print them on Aida cloth. I embroidered parts of the photograph to reinforce and enhance the images.
I am inspired by the idea of the photograph as an object. Another purpose of embroidering is to imbue my emotional attachment and physically respond to the subject in an organic way. The series self-consciously explores ideas of becoming, a process of coming to be something or of passing into a state.