8" x 8"
Ostinato in music indicates a part that repeats the same rhythm or melodic element, which then can form a basis for improvisation. Embroidery stitching is a means to both mend and ameliorate fabric.
Using traditional embroidery techniques in a contemporary form, the ongoing Ostinato series explores explores the natural rhythmic variation that occurs in daily repetition by the use of mirrored and rotational symmetry of basic forms and stitches. As in a meditation practice, with repetition it is possible to begin to observe objectively the rhythms of our individual experience. Within a single piece, the artwork evokes a sense of internal contemplation while simultaneously being an integral part of a larger more complex experience – just as an individual’s interaction within the fabric of the community and society.