When Next we meet
will I be calm?
can the sun be out?
long ago you made me watch the stars,
I saw them in your eyes
This piece was exhibited for the first time at League of New Hampshire Crafts Sunappe Fair last year in Living with Crafts. It sold!
more on post WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
Finished off with quilting but leaving the organza loose so the viewer can see beneath it.
And Still I Rise
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
A greater number of quilts were entered this year than were ever received before. This rally of support for the exhibit convinces us that the show continues to fill a need in the quilting community for a safe venue for our most sacred pieces. Due to limited space we will be able to exhibit only a percentage of those quilts entered into the exhibit. Each of the quilts has its poignant message and many brought tears to our eyes.
|Whispers of the Positive|
Dig-it-al!! Digital Fiber Constructions
Layers peeled back reveal the source, the inspiration, and my mad desire to
capture thoughts, dreams and the beauty of nature.
Each work is individual and a communication between my inner imagination and
later, the viewer.
I dreamt I knew a man who was a tree. He described the wonderful lights that he could see.
Digital manipulated interpretation of a photograph of rock crevices.
Printed on inkjet prepared cotton satin and silk organza.
Creatively stitched and tied.19x27
Juror's statement The quest was to find artists thinking outside the box; adventurous in their choice of unusual materials, or use of common materials in unexpected forms. Such artists often ground their production in craftsmanship; informed by the almost known at the growing edges of their creative imaginings. While we all experience the incessant bombardment of visual imagery from “pretty” to “gritty”, the work of these fiber artists invites the participating viewer into other ways of seeing and penetrating the cluttered blur. The selected artists in FIBER PLUS exemplify this sense of adventure.
Book in the works-INFO Here
|Touch the Soul- HGA's Small Expressions|
This comes at a good time. Validating and reaffirming my commitment to the fiber arts.
Realizing we all have ebb's and flows, like the tides, taking time out is good for the art-soul. But for now, I am busy shifting work around in the galleries that represent me. Adjusting work keeps it fresh for the galleries but is a lot of inventory sorting for me.
I look forward to the end of it and finishing the dreaded taxes!
The Fiber Directions biennial exhibition is one of the premier events at the Wichita Center for the Arts. The juror and curator for the 2011http://www.wcfta.com
|Trees Are Singing detail- Seek Peek|