Marilyn Henrion's series of artworks entitled Noise, accompanied by critical essay by Ed McCormack. In this series, the artist celebrates noise as a metaphor for life. ....from the presence of vast interstellar matter that fills the universe to the activity of billions of quantum particles contained in every cell of our bodies. Noise of thunder. Noise of ocean waves. noise of a lover's voice. Noise in the spaces between words. Noise of a baby's cry. Noise of a symphony. Noise of our breathing. All reasons to wake up in the morning. Having built an international reputation for her exquisitely hand quilted artworks, the artist now brings her contemporary sensibilities and obsessive hand-work to yet another traditional form of textile-based art. In this series, derived from rug-hooking techniques, the geometric abstraction which has always characterized her art has been pared down to a minimalism brought to life by the depth of surface inherent in this new format. The controlled serenity on the spare visual elements finds its counterpoint in the raw energy of the surface textures.