For many years I have explored the image and power inherent in soft pliable transparent planes, brightly colored glass and silky threads of embroidery floss. Sustained by the steady slow pace of needle passing through fabric, attaching bead, forming knot, line, geometrics and arabesque. The interplay of form now visible, now indistinct, handworked meditation encased in layered radiance. Silent hours spent with small encrusted images of opening, centered joy.
Lisa Nelson Raabe is an artist and yoga therapist who lives with her husband Burt in Peoria Heights, IL.