This is a thread painting I began working last summer. The subject matter is derived from sketches and photos I took of Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. To begin the process I made a template and then cut and affixed the fabrics to a heavy weight linen canvas, the kind painters use. I sewed a “base” of thread in colors that mirrored the drawing. I am adding additional thread and layering it, paying attention to the direction I sew to help create movement in the piece.