Full Artist's statement
My work explores the natural rhythmic variation that occurs in daily personal repetition and the repetition present in nature, science and mathematics. The quiet minimalism, inherited from my intentionally limited palette, creates stillness and demonstrates how a quiet form can be imbued with potential energy and presence. Using natural fibers and fundamental hand embroidery stitches, each piece takes on an organic quality that creates a dialogue between the materials, “the hand,” and the underlying grid. The underlying grid provides a foundation where basic forms and stitches are mirrored and disrupted and subject to rotational symmetries and inversions.
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Sarah J. Hull, born in Rhode Island is a Washington, D.C. based artist who is a graduate of Wellesley College with a B.A. majoring in Architecture (pertinent, required coursework performed at M.I.T). She is active in her local art community through the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) and internationally through the UK based Society for Embroidered Work (S.E.W.). Currently, she is enrolled in the Royal School of Needlework’s Certificate & Diploma program. Counterpoint, her first solo nano-exhibition opened at DCAC in March 2017. Her work can be found in private collections in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Cambridge, MA; Louisville, KY; and Sioux Falls, SD.