Dawn Williams Boyd
CLOTH PAINTINGS: Independent

Occasionally, I am able to make a strong enough statement on a given topic in one or two cloth paintings and there is no need for additional pieces. Sometimes the impetus for a piece has less to do with the subject matter and more to do with the fabric or the style of the composition. I might be experimenting with a technique. It might be a commission or created for a specific exhibition. The pieces on this page - some of them loners or duos - don't fit into any of the established series. I have listed them chronologically, starting with the newest, except where there are small sets.

Mother Earth and Father Oceans              2021

59 x 58 inches                         

Assorted fabrics, cotton and metallic embroidery floss, buttons, beads, sequins, silk ribbon, ribbon flowers, purchased laces and embroidered patches. Appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

The Ladder to Success     2017

60 x 36 inches                     

Assorted fabrics and cotton floss.

Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

All Through the Night: America's Homeless                                        2017

39 x 61.5 inches                                       

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, antique quilt top, lace, buttons and socks. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

Maximum Capacity              2017

36 x 36 inches                 

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

Clashing Cultures                     2015

84 x 40.5                               

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, beads and cowrie shells.

Appliqued by machine, embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

La Croix de Guerre                   2009

70 x 46 inches                               

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, silk ribbon, buttons and US Army pin.

Pieced and appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

Bill's Picnic                             2016

59 x 37 inches                           

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, pantyhose and inkjet printed cotton. 

Appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand. 

Please Mr. President                              2008

108 x 66 inches                                 

Assorted fabrics and notions, cotton embroidery floss and purchased silk US state flags. Pieced, embroidered, appliqued, embellished and quilted by hand.

Triple Nickles                             2017

60 x 48 inches                               

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss.

Appliqued by machine, embroidered and quilted by hand.

Baby Sister                             2006

46 x 73 inches                             

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss, purchased lace and ribbons.

Pieced and appliqued by machine;

embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

For inquires please contact Fort Gansevoort Gallery at: gallery@fortgansevoort.com

©Dawn A. Williams Boyd 2021. The rights to use the words and images on this website are reserved exclusively for the artist. They may not be used for any reason without the artist's expressed and written permission.