Kristin Meuser

In Kristin's early work she created portraits of family members using needlepoint for the flesh areas; fabric and hair from wigs for the bodies; raffia for furniture. It was natural to work in a medium that she learned as a child growing up in a knitting and sewing family. She has always loved operating machines: cars, typewriters, sewing machines. In her current work she uses the sewing machine again, but this time on Lokta paper, made in Nepal, with a darning attachment allowing her to freely move the paper in any direction, adjusting the speed and stitch length as emotion dictates and adding paper detritus and paint along the way. It is like driving through the landscape of her soul. She enjoys the sound, the speed, the tinkering with the components, the craft of it.