Carol Ann Waugh
Carol Waugh's motivation to stretch toward new and original outcomes is always an underlying factor in her work. The compulsion to be different began more than 30 years ago when she tackled her first quilt and immediately realized traditional patterns were not going to work for her, so she created her own. Those early days of learning to work with fabric have given way to experimentation and curiosity that always seems to be the driving force behind her art.
Carol is moving from using commercial cloth to creating her own fabrics by using different dying and surface design techniques. "I love it when the finished piece is completely mine from start to finish," she said. Her recent works use four or five layers of surface design which may include deconstructed screen printing, painting, stamping, drawing with oil sticks and pencils, rubbings, and machine and hand stitching. She said it's about exploration where unexpected connections and juxtapositions can lead to new ideas and artistic expressions.
Carol is known for her Stupendous Stitching which combines hand embroidery, decorative machine stitching and couching.