Monday, October 1, 2018

Artist Profile Series: Sherri L. McCauley

Sherri Lipman McCauley
Lakeway, Texas

1. What is sitting on the edges of your work table? A pile of art books and magazines waiting to be devoured.

2. If someone looked beneath the surface, what could be revealed that we might not know about you? That my work is intentionally abstract with the hope that the viewer will put their own interpretative spin on the piece when it is viewed.

3. What occupies the space between your sewing machine and your cutting table? Piles of fabric and heaps of thread separate my cutting table and my sewing machine.

4. What is the most exquisite moment in your artistic life? It is each time my work is accepted for a juried show.

5. Do you have daily rituals in your studio? Sure-I initially pass through to let the dogs out the backdoor. Often, first thing I need to do is to clear off a large enough working area to work on my creations.

6. Reflecting on the quilts that you have made, which one stands out to you? Aging On. It is full of personal emotions and was created during a very emotional time in the life of my family.

7. What do you have an affinity for in your work? My favorite creative aspect is to fling paint onto my fabric to establish my initial design. What happens after the paint is applied is part of the serendipity of my work.

8. What kinds of patterns do you use in your work to create interest and texture? My patterns are abstract lines of paint incorporated with raw edge applique to establish interest. The addition of quilted lines add texture to each element in the piece. 

9. What personal iconography is identifiable to you exclusively in your work? Geometry is often a part of my work. The circle, whole, sectioned or manipulated, can be seen in most of my pieces.

10. What was your inspiration for the Best of Dinner at Eight? Finding the best combination of painted fabrics and piecing them together to form a cohesive piece.

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