I few months ago I received a commission through PS Art Consultants to make artwork for the Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton CO., If you follow my work you will know that I use old clothing and other textiles to bring my ideas and concepts to life. Textiles are a joy for me to work with. The range of colors, textures, and patterns available are vast and so many stories are woven into every textile we touch. Stories known and unknown. Stories from people around the globe that where apart of bringing us the textiles we use everyday! The next time you get dressed check out where your clothes were made and you will see that we wear the world on our backs, ( stay tuned for future posts on my latest collaborative project that digs into global textile stories as well as our own).
Back to the Medical Center....so I thought, why not invite the staff of the Medical Center to add a piece of their story to the art they will look at everyday. I requested some donations of textiles and to my delight the staff was on board with the idea. Last Friday I got a box of clothes and scarves which I have already begun to add to the piece. I hope they will be pleased with the result!
Georgia Rowswell is a mixed media artist living and working in Cheyenne WY.