Creative Hands Gallery

Cheryl Z. Miller

My work process is improvisational.  I start with an idea, a pair of scissors and a pile of fabrics.  I draw inspiration from nature and art history often mixing in hidden stories, symbolism or words.  I make my pieces with a simple mechanical sewing machine using stitching and raw edge applique to create a textile collage.  People often find an emotional connection to my work based on a feeling or experience they have had in their life. This is what keeps me creating.