Cindy Rinne

Hair Like Clouds 2013 | fabric 17.5"x17.5" | 687.18.02

I build on ideas by digging deep into a myriad of cultures. I try to understand the lives of goddesses and their environment. Time is split to reveal the secrets; the sacredness of the soul. I stitch memories into textile collages; layering and obliterating fragments of cloth. I also express story through mixed-media. My poetry and art are collaborative elements that bounce back-and-forth creating narrative in text and visuals. This is a connective process that creates a whole out of curvilinear pieces. Translucent veils draw the viewer into intimacy, mystery, and discovery - that wish to speak as a negotiation of the surface.

There is not always a plan when I begin. I work on several pieces at once to allow ideas to percolate. Each artwork consists of improvisational aspects. The stitch pierces paper and textiles; also, wrapping itself around a cord. Paper may be sewn to fabric contrasting hard and soft. Textiles can hang like tapestries or are quilted in three layers. Brush and pen connect to paper or fabric. Many of the ethnic fabrics and embellishments are gifts. I reuse the elements encompassing voices of the past and including the story of the original owner. Layers reveal destruction, change, and rebirth.

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