50/50: 50 works in 50 days
a mother's response to a daughter's music

This project was juried by gallerist Jack Fisher for the 9th Annual Sanchez Art Center fundraiser. The challenge was to come up with a theme for fifty 6x6 inch works in fifty days. My daughter Ariel Marx (www.arielmarx.com) is a film composer and she offered segments of her film scores as inspiration for a new abstract sewing piece each day. My technique is to attach new and old detritus with a sewing machine to Lokta paper. The paper, made in Nepal, has a gauze backing embedded at the factory giving the material strength. Transparent iridescent watercolor and acrylic paint are also applied. My process was to listen to the music, inviting the title and the sound to create a mood which I followed in creating each piece.