A GRANDMOTHER SPINS YARNS

 

Fay Stanford is an artist in suburban Philadelphia who prints small editions of woodcuts on cotton fabrics and sews them into banners. Woodcut, an ancient craft, makes a powerful visual statement — bold, vivid and clean.

 

Stanford started printing on cloth when the demands of framing paper prints for a show became oppressive and expensive. She is a story teller using the events in her own life as a template. They run the gamut from hanging laundry on a sunny day to watching her parents age and die. She volunteers in a wildlife rehab clinic and swims in the local public pool. These everyday adventures are all grist for her mill.