Channing Ross

 

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Tree of Life Front
2013
46” x 46”
100% recycled polyester, found object, rubbing using disperse dye, dyed with disperse dyes, sublimation printing, machine embroidery, reverse appliqué, wool yarn

Tree of Life Front

 

Tree of Life Back
2013
46” x 46”
100% recycled cotton, machine embroidery, reverse appliqué

Tree of Life Back

 

Tree of Life Front Detail
2013
46” x 46”
100% recycled polyester, found object, rubbing using disperse dye, machine embroidery, reverse appliqué, wool yarn

 

Artist Statement

I am drawn to textiles for its ability to facilitate a history so rich with tales of the past and future. This enables me to tell the story of our time. I want to bring awareness and humor into the issues that affect our present day history. Through issues of social and environmental truths I use fiber to assist these stories and create a dialogue and a level of engagement with the viewer. My work is political and autobiographical with a stitch of wit.
I find repetitious work and what others might find tedious meditative and seem to return to this form of work again and again in my life. From tree planting to textiles I feel a sense of home when my hands get lost in rhythm.