I love combining traditional with non-traditional media. My recent mixed media explorations incorporate digital manipulations with slow-hand textile techniques. For the past 6 years, I have been working on a two-tiered series of political commentary. Both tiers pair historical illustrations with quotes from public figures to create satirical/ironic commentary. Nothing is randomly combined. I spend a lot of time researching the history of the image, articles relating to the issue being addressed, and even color schemes that could/would impact the message, in order to create a piece that will generate a multitude of reactions.
PILLOWS OF DISSENT
I make image transfers on fabric and embellish them with embroidery, beading, drawing and fabric repurposing to create uncomfortable pillows.
A PEST 2016 Quote: Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. Alveda King Image; A PEST
BOATS 2018 15″ x 15″ QUOTE: What is the thing with boats? Why do you discriminate against boats? No, I know, they come from certain regions. I get it. Donald Trump (transcript with Australian PM regarding immigration.) IMAGE: NATIVE AMERICAN GREETING THE MAYFLOWER
THESE WOMEN 2017 15″ x 15″ QUOTE: I listen to feminists and all these radical gals – most of them are failures. They’ve blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. These women just need a man in the house. That’s all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they’re mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They’re sexist. They hate men – that’s their problem. Jerry Falwell IMAGE: BATHERS
WISDOM WAFER SERIES
Image transfers on handmade paper embellished with embroidery, beading, and flocking, mounted on ceramic plates. (I like to serve up my rage against the machine on a lovely platter.)
OBAMA’S DEATH PANEL quote: ”The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel.”’–Sarah Palin IMAGE: AT THE BEACH
THREE JOBS quote: ”You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.” –President George W. Bush, to a divorced mother of three in Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005 Print: THE PORTIONLESS GIRL
A collaboration between Gini Holmes and Sandy Scott
Sandy Scott creates fused glass jewelry, accessories and home products influenced by Asian architecture and textiles from the 30’s and 40’s. She is constantly absorbing influences and ideas from the world around her. Gini Holmes is a traditionally trained print maker who loves combining traditional with experimental printing techniques. She has many works in private collections in the United States and Abroad.
All our clothing items are made from limited edition fabrics (no printing is ever the same) designed, printed, both digitally and botanically, and sewn by makers Sandy Scott and Gini Holmes. Our digital designs are inspired by photos we have taken, drawings we have made, family stories, and vintage designs (public domain.) Our botanical prints are achieved by steaming or boiling cloth bundled with plant materials, releasing the dye found naturally inside the plant and creating a contact print in the shape of the leaf or flower used. Our Shibori fabrics use the traditional Japanese technique of shaping and tying cloth before dyeing.