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.