JANUARY 2017: MERIDITH MCCLURE
As a biologist, I draw from my professional background and meld it with my artwork.
My favorite things to embroider are also my favorite things to identify and study in the field: plants, insects, and animals.
Initially attempting to create more realistic pieces, I found myself drawn to the use of a botanical motif to more abstractly illustrate the image of a species.
I first started doing embroidery as a way to deal with the solitude that often comes with working remotely as a field biologist.
Having lived with anxiety for a large portion of my life, embroidery provides a calming escape in which both my mind and hands are occupied.