Same but Not, detail, Paula Kovarik

Same but Not, detail, Paula Kovarik

I make art with thread and fabric.
Stitching is an extension of my thoughts through my hands. This slow art, textural and multi-layered, reveals a product born of concentration on an idea and hours of application. There is a point in every piece that I recognize as the moment when body, soul, and statement come together in the product. It is when I declare to myself: I stand by this work. 

Through it all, I am sensitive to surprises, allowing the line and images to tell me more than I think I know. It’s about the inner coming out. It’s about defining rough-edged ideas through intimate attention to detail. It’s about the layered, ripped, cut, and sandwiched together—producing a composition that reflects my values and my voice