Adriene Hughes’ project in four chapters ‘Threaded Icebergs’ – pristine arctic landscapes “marked by geometric patterns (either hand sewn, or marked through illustration) to demonstrate the way wind, language and memory travel, carving into icebergs the stories of the past, present and future. Geometric pattern mirrors the sacred viewpoints of indigenous and religious practices throughout time, viewing the earth as sacred.
Lacking noticeable objects in the landscape, we are left with nothing but shapes, color and light. All of which combined to affect my mood, and to impact my emotions, which I hope comes through in my work.”
Feeling connected to the healing power of nature after personal struggles for health surviving, these images are also a call into action to balance of our collective ecosystem and an act of honor and respect to the nature that made us.
Source – artist statement.