The collages, "Painting as Beauty and Healing," are an examination of relationships and a person's place in the world.
"In every stitch, they express their feelings and see their faces in tiny mirrors trying to say their stories," she said. "I feel their emotions and try to preserve those feelings through their work. This is why I use cloth and mirror work in my paintings. I was making relationships in the canvas with the colour and embroidery cloth."
Merchant began painting in 1982 and studied graphic design the
She received attention early, having her first artwork in the prestigious
The current exhibition at the
When: Through December
Where: Multicultural Center, second floor,
The exhibition is free and open to the public. For open viewing times call (515) 296-6848.
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