Selected Works by Christine Peloquin
42 Dreams Mixed Media 30" x 24"
Although I consider myself a painter more than a seamstress or a quilter, I begin all the mixed media paintings with fabric and paper collage arranged, sewn and adhered to wood panels with almost a quilt-like appearance. They consist of antique cloth (burlap and cotton bags, linen towels and tablecloths), contemporary fabrics (cottons, velvets and polyesters) and a variety of papers and 2D found objects. From this point, my work splits into two series.
The fiber mixed media pieces are abstract collages of materials transformed and embellished using fiber, tints and glazes. Through the design, colors and composition, my intention is to convey the poetry of painting with the use of fiber in a feminine and tactile tone.
The mixed media paintings/drawings are renderings of faces and figures in which I use acrylics and charcoal to capture emotions, moods and ideas. My intention is to create a visual record of personal experiences in a more literal fashion than the abstracts. The joy in this process is from the instinctual choices of rendering and harmonizing what I will cover up and what I will leave to be revealed.