The Boys

6 Jun 2011
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Celebrating family memories with a glimpse of a personal relationship and natural daily life exemplifies my work. My goal, when executing a piece, is to bring a photograph to life, not just recreate the image.

With each batik fabric differing, the tangled pattern is always a mystery. The irregularity of batiks lends itself to the shapes I use in my layering technique. Variances in pattern cause shadow and highlight, giving my work its characterizing appearance. The threadwork blends the stitching around the edges.

Whether it’s a couple sitting at a waterfront, an old man reading his bible, or a family portrait, I enjoy capturing a moment. I use photographic references to create representational portraits of an occasion among friends, a glimpse of a relationship and natural daily life, or a celebration of family; my artistry presents memories.


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roselegge wrote
on 7 Jun 2011 7:55 AM

You caught a very sweet feel in the faces and postures.  And what a timeless quality this has!

Rose L

KarenHelen wrote
on 7 Jun 2011 9:42 AM

Maggie:  I love how well you captured depth and expression with the use of the batiks.  Well done. Portraits in fabric are challenging and you have succeeded.

Karen H

meta1 wrote
on 8 Jun 2011 4:51 AM

It's very lively!

freetobe wrote
on 12 Jun 2011 4:56 PM

The detailing in your work is wonderful...capturing unclosed  shapes in fabric (which must be closed shapes) is very difficult.  You have achieved it very well.  You have given me some new ideas.  Thanks.


cinderella01 wrote
on 13 Jun 2011 2:08 PM

love this beautiful moment

on 22 Jun 2011 3:28 AM

The batik fabrics add to the sense of movement.  Your work is amazing.

ElmoQuilts wrote
on 16 Jul 2011 6:00 PM

Love Captured in Batik!!!

on 13 Sep 2013 9:48 PM

this is a very inspiring piece of work.  I like the play of light, really good job!  Edith  Phillips