Shadow of the Past has required a longer than usual completion window. This piece was begun in 2009 as my first experiment in using old iron that I scavenged from the woods around my studio. I used a shroud from a tractors radiator and a brake wheel to rust the background fabric. The pigmented fabric hung in my studio for the next several years. I could not decide if it was ready for the hand stitching phase or if it needed something else. I could not visualize it past this point so other work kept taking precedence over it. The dense textural hand stitching design finally floated up to my conscious level and I began working on it April to September of 2015. Artwork is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
Exhibition History -- Arts in Harmony 2016, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, Minnesota February 1 to March 24, 2016. Awarded Second Place in Fiber Category February 7, 2016.
-- Arts in Harmony Traveling Exhibition, Blaine City Hall, Blaine, Minnesota March 29 to April 27, 2016.
-- Axis Gallery 11th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California August 5 - 28, 2016.
-- National Weather Center Biennale, Norman, Oklahoma April 23 – June 19, 2017. Awarded Best in Mixed Media April 23, 2017.
--At the Surface, Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, Missouri March 23 - May 4, 2018.
-- Professional Artist Magazine, JuneJuly 2018, page 20-26. Article How to get creative work done without a deadline.
-- 47th International Art Exhibition, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, Texas March 27 – April 27, 2019.
-- 32nd Northern National Fine Art Competition at the Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, Wisconsin September 26 - November 15, 2019.
-- 109th Annual Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition, Connecticut July 18 – September 5, 2020.