Beautiful Facesis a new series of thread painted textiles. It explores the beauty of the face in found photos of antique statuary. My ongoing interest in the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi has informed my work over many years. These pieces explore the beauty of faces that are weathered, old and imperfect. They contain a Wabi-Sabi spirit. They are explorations of texture, color and form. They began with photos of the sculptures and were translated by free motion stitching/embroidery into textile with depth, color and inviting surfaces.