The Quarry Series explores the colors and graphic qualities of quarries in several large-scale pieces. The work seeks to capture the unselfconscious, elemental strength and beauty of the opened earth: the visual lightness of delicate veining, the startling colors created by minerals, and the textures resulting from the presence of water when the stone was formed. Some pieces interpret the overlay of the seasons with snow or water. The processes of “extraction,” in which enormous blocks of stone are cut, are referenced in the overall structure of the rugs, which are composed of varying widths of woven strips. A piece from this series is in the Cape Ann Museum permanent collection.

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