News & Notes from Cameron

LAVA and Love - September 2017

September was the big push to prepare for Fiber Trails, my solo exhibit that opens at the Branch Gallery on October 7. Part of the process was preparing wall text for each series in the show. Distilling concept and process into concise language was an interesting challenge and reminded me that  a good paragraph can be more difficult to construct that a long essay. I particularly enjoyed writing about LAVAfolds since my son Peter provided the inspiration for the series. Scroll on down to read the gallery text below the photo! 

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photo credit: Peter Taylor-Brown

 

LAVAfolds

 

A 2016 family trip to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador resulted in this series. My son Peter took a number of wonderful pictures and I fell in love with a particular photograph he took of a lava flow at Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island.

 

His picture is intriguing to me because lava, an extremely hard material, looks like it could be fabric – hence the title of the series - LAVAfolds.

 

I captured various portions of his photograph, printed each onto fabric, cut them into irregular wefts and wove them into new configurations. I love the quilted dimensionality derived from such an unlikely source.

 

I also love that my son Peter provided the inspiration for this series