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.
2011 Devoré on velvet, hand embroidery 29 x 29 inches, 40 x 40 inches framed
2012 Devoré on velvet, mounted on wooden shelf 62 x 47 x 4 inches
2012 Devoré on velvet 56 x 42 inches
Devoré on velvet 2012
2013 Devoré on velvet 36 x 30 inches
2015 Devoré on velvet 45 x 38 inches