Art is my way of looking at, into, and through the natural world. I’ve learned that a forest is as much intervals as trees, nature is as much life force as forms, and in empty spaces a subtle energy comes into being. My recent work makes free and intuitive use of stitches from the lacemaking tradition and often includes natural objects such as river stones. The needlelace technique is like stitching the air, defining surfaces where nothing was visible before.
Pat is a longtime visual artist and author. Exhibits: One-woman and juried shows in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) and in NC, including the 2017North Carolina Artists Exhibition and Durham Art Guild 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. Earlier exhibits included work in southeastern galleries and juried shows at the Virginia Museum; the Charlotte, N.C., Mint Museum of Art; the Athens, Ga., Lyndon House Art Center. Education: MALS w/creative thesis. Hollins,; Ph.D., Art Theory and Criticism, U. Ga.