Earlier this year I worked my way through a series combining landscapes with a dream-journey quality. I returned to my sketchbook frequently, seeing what ideas reappeared over time and how they changed. And I took my well-worn copy of Robert Frost poems with me on the way. I love his attention to observed detail, and apparent surface simplicity layered over well-considered ideas. “Now Let the Night Be,” was created from this process.
The title “Now let the Night Be” is a line from one of Robert Frost’s poems. His simple iambic rhythms evoke a sense of time and process. It helps me to create when I feed my soul with words from authors and poets who stir up thoughts. I printed and collaged sheer fabrics to create a misty, dream-like landscape. Tree forms are both solid and ethereal. The arch suggests an invitation to enter, or a journey about to begin. Opaque printed muslin pieces with stitched texture and heavy rock forms provide a grounding for the dream.