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Small quilts can speak softly, reflecting aspects of conversation.
"Small Conversations" is an exhibition catalogue for one of my solo shows, this one featuring small works. It was presented at the Canon Beach Historical Museum in Canon Beach, Oregon in 2009.
I like the consideration of something intangible, and the attempt to invoke that in my work becomes a challenge that grabs me every day. Cynthia sees her work as an eclectic personal expression based on the classical form of the quilt. Drawing on her love of both folk art and abstract art, she explores dyeing and painting, intensive machine quilting, and a problem solving, seat of the pants approach to quilt construction. She lectures and teaches nationally, applying her passion to the development of each student’s individual voice. As an artist, Cynthia has devoted herself to extensive study, working to deepen her understanding of the processes that drive her work. As a teacher, she encourages her students in the search for uniqueness and authenticity in their own work.