Succulent Studies: Embroidered Works by Katelyn Patton

Embroidered painting of succulents by Katelyn Patton.
Katelyn Patton. Succulent Study I. Gouache, thread, dye and beads on canvas. 8 by 8 in. 2017.
This exhibit is on display September 1-October 31 at Harold Washington Library Center in the Popular Library display cases and Congress Corridor east display window on the ground floor.
Katelyn Patton uses thread and paint to create textural works that invite the viewer closer. This body of work explores houseplants, pattern design and repetition in nature to create pieces that are not quite reality.

She currently resides in Chicago and her practice is influenced by her interest in biological forms and processes and her professional work in textiles and window installations. 

Katelyn Patton will give an embroidery workshop called Painting with Thread Saturday, September 15 at 1 p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center. Register online to attend.