Merging Embroideries Embellish the Dried Leaf Sculptures of Hillary Waters Fayle.
“I want to salvage and revive our connection to the natural world. I study textile and printmaking traditions and processes, using them in collaboration with found botanical and organic material to symbolically bind nature and the human touch. These botanical embroideries and blueprints are born of my desire to illuminate this connection and my curiosity about the overlapping of spiritual and religious symbology and sacred geometry, with patterns that exist in nature. Now more than ever, it feels important to inspire a shifted perspective on the way we view the natural world; to explore and appreciate what is so often overlooked and to realize the potential for existence in balance with nature.”
Hillary Waters Fayle received a MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BFA from Buffalo State College. She is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Fiber Area in the department of Craft/Materials Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has previously taught at Penland School of Craft (NC), the Mediterranean Art & Design Program,(Italy), and Yasar University (Turkey). Her work has been widely exhibited and is included in the permanent collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, the Kalmthout Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Belgium and several corporate collections. A public installation in collaboration with the AK Museum can be seen year round in Buffalo, NY.You can see more on her website, Waters Fayle’s site or Instagram to view a larger collection of her embroidered works. You also might enjoy Susanna Bauer’s crocheted leaves. via (https://www.hillarywfayle.com/)