Rise and Bloom is the collected and ongoing artistic works of Caline Welles. Over the course of a lifetime, Caline has worked with a multitude of mediums, always in an effort to symbolize something universal in the human experience. Most recently, Caline has been temporarily sidetracked from a large, long term embroidered installation project and is working on smaller pieces: drawings on teabags, short embroidered stitch meditations and painting rocks...
The Teabag Project
The Teabag Project is a response to pandemic isolation with a child at home. While more in depth work has become impossible, the necessity to process life through creativity continues to be the anchor.
Stitch Meditations are a small collection of embroidered patches that were stitched over the course of a month. The project idea was to complete one piece a day in six hours or less. Each small stitched image is an entry into a moment of time. A snapshot of a reverie. A glimpse into many hours spent in silence...
My work is an interpretation of the wisdom and guidance of our ancestors through nature. Plants, animals and archetypes reflect the secrets of life, protection, healing and the importance of remembering the interconnectedness of all things.