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Gallery One:  Textiles  :   Stratigraphies
"This series of textile work had its' inception in a drawn out, deep studio cleanup. I would uncover partially used art materials relating to the jackets and other works. Uncertain of what to do with this 'detritus' I hit upon the idea of constructing small art peices - core samples - which would function as clues to the previous work/time periods. They also reference the traditional form of the 'sampler'. None of these peices were planned. The compositions grew organically through the accumulation/application of aesthetically related and/or randomly selected items from the limited materials available. The final works in this series display the chaotic regularity of the supplies left at the end of this creation/evolution. Inspired by the enthusiastic respose to these works I have continued the series. The materials may be new but the intuitive, self-generating process of creation remains the same.

Sunrise by Richard Preston
Sunrise
Ocean Sediment by Richard Preston
Ocean Sediment
Verdant by Richard Preston
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Lava by Richard Preston
Lava
Harvest by Richard Preston
Harvest
East Coast by Richard Preston
East Coast


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