Textile artist Renee Harris uses needle and thread as a graphic medium illustrating her narrative imagery on felt. I find these images paticularly mysterious hinting at stories I am yet to understand.
My feeling about the embroidery I use in my work is that it is a true drawing tool which utilizes a needle and thread instead of a pencil. Hand embroidery is a tactile way of expressing line and uses time to achieve balance. I have a quiet passion for this work and fewer words to describe how it makes me feel.
Do swing by and check out the site her work is delightful
Hi all – yes Renee’s work made me wnt to get the visial journal out and play with coloured pencils to work something out – and stitch it. I won’t but it is a delightful inspiration site
Thanks for posting this website. The work is beautiful. Renee Harris is a really talented artist. I love the images she produces.
What a treasure Renee’s work is, Sharon. I loved some of the quotes that she had along with the work. In one she said, “Landscapes within landscapes challenge me visually more than a single scene. I want to provide another place to visit within a piece so that I won’t want to leave too soon.” I didn’t stumble upon this quote until I’d viewed a number of her pictures and then this was like a key that opened them up even more.
In someways I wonder if that’s why what I see in the crazy quilts you all do fascinates me so much.
Thanks for the introduction to Renee Harris’work. What a wonderfully talented artist.
I love Renee Harris’s work! I first saw it at a show in Baltimore a couple of years ago and wished I could buy a piece. I have a postcard of her work sitting on my desk.