Candlewick Journeys are inspired by my lifelong struggles with insomnia. As a very young child, having difficulty sleeping,I would trace my finger along a path through the furrows of an old candlewick bedspread, taking my self on a journey, telling myself a story. It was a way to calm my mind, give a feeling of security and created a dreamlike space between sleeping and waking.
The undulating ceramic pieces are impressed with candlewick and printed with cyanotype on the fired clay. The textile element is made with strips of bleached candlewick.