carol schlosberg alumni galleryMontserrat College of Art
January 4 – January 27, 2011
Artist Reception: Jan 6th, 5 - 7 pm
Samantha Cotterill, Journal Page: Wednesday
Samantha Cotterill, Fixation
By marrying line work, tacticity, and cadence, Cotterill celebrates the obsessive and the charming found in raising a child with Aspergers. Cotterill practices a free-motion stitching technique to draw a series of whimsical, antiquated narratives inspired by British aesthetic, motherhood, and obsessive compulsive behavior. Repetition can be found in the patterned milk men, double decker buses, and phone booths that reminisce of fairy tales told with old English twang. Iteration is thematic in her work, documenting Sunday through Saturday in fabric journals, her son’s inclination to recognize each and every different license plate, or depicting the way he tattles on a tattler. The childlike aesthetic of Cotterill’s stitchings go hand in hand with her meticulous care for the material.