Devoré is a reductive process where chemicals are used to eat away cellulose fibers, allowing me to etch an image into velvet by removing the pile (the fluffy part) to reveal the base. Only through this process of destruction and eating away can the image become visible, and, as a result, the image recedes. Rather than a crisp, clear image, the lines are a bit muddied and the effect of white on white forces the viewer to work to discern the image, just as one has to work when trying to recall a certain memory. 
At Age Five
At Age Five

2011 Devoré on velvet, hand embroidery 29 x 29 inches, 40 x 40 inches framed

At Age Five
At Age Five

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Sasha
Sasha

2012 Devoré on velvet, mounted on wooden shelf 62 x 47 x 4 inches

Sasha
Sasha

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Sasha
Sasha

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In the Yard
In the Yard

2012 Devoré on velvet 56 x 42 inches

In the Yard detail
In the Yard detail

Devoré on velvet 2012

Veronica
Veronica

2013 Devoré on velvet 36 x 30 inches

Kat and Lou
Kat and Lou

2015 Devoré on velvet 45 x 38 inches

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