After spending 17 years vacationing at Lake George in upper state New York, and having kayaked around Narrow Island many times, I wanted to commemorate this special place. Incorporating random-direction hooking (learned from Davey DeGraff in 2019), and experimenting with yarn and silk for the first time (in the trees), this landscape challenged as well as quieted me as a shelter-in-place pandemic activity.
The photo inspiration.
About the Artist
My beloved grandmother, Constance Clark, was a rug hooker. After she died, I retrieved her unfinished hit or miss rug along with her wool scrap bag with every intention of finishing it. It took 30 years, but after joining the Brattleboro Rug Social in 2018, I finally learned how to hook and finished it. Since taking an inspirational class in Impressionist Landscapes with Davey DeGraff in 2019, I’ve enjoyed exploring various hooking styles and techniques.