(Feeling) Woeful

Feelings are not small when we feel them, no matter how others might try to force us to ignore or suppress those feelings into a tiny space.  Therefore, in 2019, my work will grow larger to more accurately portray the intuitive and instinctive physical manifestation of the feeling for which a piece is named.

All of my textured fiber paintings are created from intuition.  From instinct.  There is no sketching beyond the initial doodle for the outline.  There is no planning.  This is seat of the pants, gut-driven creation.

Because this is a year for my work to grow in size, (Feeling) Woeful is larger than the previous work in this series, which means more stitching, which means it took more time to complete.  Woeful is dark, as grief and woe often are.  The one bright, almost jarring, fuchsia accent symbolizes the raw pain woe often brings.

How have you experienced woe?

Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome.  Please share your thoughts!

Woeful (link to poem)

(c) 2019, Hilary Clark, Woeful, Fiber, 33-1/2″x22″

Next up: Transitioning from Woe to Passion.  Look for lots of color in my next textured fiber painting!


Info about my Feelings series: I interpret my random abstract doodles as emotions.  The guiding point is the outer boundary of the doodle.  The boundary evokes the feeling.  From there, I contemplate how to bring that particular feeling alive in fiber. 

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