Arlé Sklar-Weinstein
Running: Time as Process

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Creating an earlier series (CAVE WALLS) on washed canvas left me with a large pile of trimmings, most with a soft frayed edge that I found appealing. I machine pieced these strips together, some with seams on the "right" side, some on the other, hand embroidered, cut into and reverse appliquéd using painted fabric (the circles in each corner signify phases of the moon), hand quilted and finally, sewed with a bead on each dot; a very time intensive process, filling the "running " figure. In short, I was employing many processes and letting them all show us a way of acknowledging and recording TIME.