Driscoll Hixson

Region: Midwest

Growing up surrounded by textiles, I learned the principles of design by escaping into and under my mother’s sewing shop–the kitchen table. I took shelter underneath the jungle of prints and weaves. This early foundation of line, pattern, and figure/ground relationships merges with my recollections of travel through coastal terrain. Traces of my past are interwoven from the tabletop of textile memories to the verdant countryside of my childhood home. The forestry of tall stripes harmonizes with my investigation of intricate topographies. Land, architecture, and narratives intersect through the structuring of fragmented letterforms, colors, and textures. The painterly process of monoprinting enables my re-creation of these journeys by connecting multiple environments into a universal form.