Jane combines rescued vintage needlework pieces and modern techniques to create vibrant collages inspired by paintings from famous artists.
Each piece in the exhibition Inspired by the Masters is a complex combination of rescued vintage needlework pieces, including needlepoint, quilt blocks, Crewel embroidery, and punch needlework. The vintage pieces are collaged with hand dyed and printed fabrics, many of which were created to match or mimic the patterns of the original needlework. Each is backed with industrial Eco-felt and machine stitched/quilted.
Inspirations ranged from Matisse still life paintings, to the work of Frida Kahlo and Mary Cassatt; each intertwined with my experiences of vibrant color and pattern discovered on teaching travels around the world.