Claire Begheyn MFA

The Richelieu Series

Women from many cultures from all over the world have been making patterns for a special embroidery technique on most of the time linen. 
Their patterns are based on plants and leaves. My fascination with them is the invisibility of these women, only hands I call them, and the complexity and ingenuity of the patterns.
I am playing with these patterns and arrange them in new ways so they become a drawing on themselves. I transfer them on my photographs (mostly on aluminum and dibond), and 
draw the lines with acylic markers. Until now in black and white.