Balance is part of a series of minimalist designs that focus on large shapes and the negative space between them.

Stitching lines add texture with lines that echo the shapes in the negative space. I’m interested in the secondary designs that are created when the echoing stitching lines change direction, as in the upper left.

Size: 20″ x 20″ mounted on painted black canvas.

Materials: cotton fabric, batting, variegated thread, painted canvas

You can read more about this series on my blog at


March 2022 – Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Honorable Mention

July 14 – August 6, 2022 – Fiber Options, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

Balance - Cindy Grisdela

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