(Caught in a Dream, 48 x 24 in., Mixed Media)
Caught in a Dream is a mixed media work that consists of a fabric fish mounted with hand-stitching to a gallery wrapped canvas. The fish is both machine and hand-stitched in "quilt-like" construction of three layers: patterned fabrics, canvas, and felt backing. Hand embroidery and beading add detail to the fish. The fish has a grommet in its mouth that is strung with a cotton string. The background was created using acrylic paint and collaged fabric and Japanese print cut paper. The sides of the canvas measure 1.5 inches deep and are completely painted a dark grey.