Rock 2

Eliza Massey Stanford,
Fort St. John, BC

Size

12" x 15"

Medium

rug hooking, wool

Rocks and stones are boundless in their shape and patterns and they are everywhere in the world. Each one is a glimpse into the history of the planet. Recreating a hard pebble in the softness of wool is an exciting and tactile process as the minute variations in the stone require intense examination.

Rock 2

Eliza Massey Stanford,
Fort St. John, BC

About the artist
About the artist

Eliza Massey Stanford
Fort St. John, BC

Raised on the west coast with active older brothers, getting outside was the paramount desire of her mother who could not abide bored children underfoot. The nearby beach became a playground with endless possibilities for made-up games and the collecting of beach detritus. This outdoor experience simmered until her rite of passage trip to Europe as a young woman. While in Paris, living with an artist friend and having her portrait painted, she decided that art school was calling. Graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1985, she embarked on a career of freelance photography in Vancouver with the goal of exhibiting as much as possible. Although now no longer in the darkroom and having switched her focus to textile art, her eye continues to be drawn to the beach scenes of her childhood.

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