Not a lot of art work today...and I really feel the loss...
Today was my quarterly visit to OSU and my friend Dr. Hackshaw. He had a bit of news for me...more questions... and not too sure of answers. We discussed the dysphagia ...difficulty swallowing..complications...taking in enough liquids...and of course good nutrition. I went through a series of blood work... constantly searching for more evidence...more information ...to understand this complex autoimmune situation. I came home exhausted and got under the warmth of the quilts and fell asleep. There is a list of causes of dysphagia...and too many to list. Tomorrow will be a brighter day...I will return to my studio ...make my sacred marks...they are sacred to me. I felt the skies were crying right along with me this morning...the rain is ushering my daffodils...maybe one of them will bloom tomorrow! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
I am an artist who makes her marks with a needle and thread. My visual journals give birth to my quilts and are the evidence of my existence. The dialogue between the viewer and the art allows me to integrate my historical, present, future voices, thus communicating with all generations. It is my purpose in the making of my art to guide one to discover a self-actualization of the human spirit--an ongoing conversation between the artist and the viewer. I cherish my freedom to speak through my dyed fabrics, beads, embellishments, and found objects. This visual fiber text has helped me discover a serene appreciation for my own being and often calms my spiritual soul in today's chaotic stream of life.
Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart has been making her works of art for more than 25 years. She has traveled and shown her work in Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, France (Paris), England (London), Italy, and Greece as well as throughout the United States.
Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
2431 Audrey Dr. W.
Newark, OH 43055