Domestic Voodoo detail
In this series, I have been drawing with the scraps of domestic life as my media. My drawings conjure domestic voodoo, creating a stained delicacy. By stitching drawings on old wedding linens, I am making marks to stress the everyday
tasks of wifery. I have created an exercise in repeated stitches to apply to drawing, using thread as line and also adding everyday objects: dryer lint, hair netting, remnants of old fabric, snaps, staples . . .these panels are diverse, yet consistent in their homely juxtapositions.
Amber Powell grew up in Winfield, BC. She studied art at Okanagan College in 1987-88, and continued her education at the University of Victoria where she studied printmaking and drawing. Amber graduated from University of Victoria in 1991 with a BFA, majoring in printmaking. She went on to do commercial art and design for 10 years and continued to produce her own work as a member of a Vancouver studio and gallery.
After returning to the Okanagan in the year 2000, Amber became a founding member of Gallery Vertigo, an artist-run gallery and studio.