Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station in NYC has an exhibit of quilts to commemorate its 100th anniversary
here are some photos you may enjoy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Other Peoples Flowers

So lucky to have been included in Crystals' blog for
Found Object Friday-


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stabilizer Substitute!

Many of you have written me to find an alternative stabilizer other than the HTC stabilizer I use for my techniques, including the backing on Holographic Images, substrates for molding paste, printing etc.

I have tried OESD brand Heavyweight Cut Away, 10" x 10 yards White

So far, it paints and takes a transfer beautifully!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Trees to Poles

Always a thrill when a work of mine sells!

Holographic Fiber Collage
An assemblage of manipulated photographs, printed on inkjet fabrics and collaged with hand painted textiles, combining painting and digital media into a one of a kind art piece. Stitched Silk organza, Cotton embedded string, oil stick and paper.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Radical Elements

Radical Elements a SAQA exhibit, at Carfitz Foundation Arts Center in Silver Springs, MD is now open through May 9.
Artists responded to a element on the periodic table. 
My Element: Helium. 
Object: to create a work that references art quilts in unusual materials. 
Materials: Plastic, lightweight-molding paste, inkAID, paint, creatively manipulated digital images, transparent sheet labels and thread.
Techniques: Manipulated Digital Photograph, printed on molding paste using inkAid as a digital ready pre-treatment. Painting on plastic. Printed sheet labels. Creative stitching.
I called mine 'Lighter than Air'. 

            Helium is lighter than air so I wanted to create a work that was very light in appearance & feel. The general ‘go-to’ concept of HE is the buoyant balloon found at fairs and parties. I wanted the finished work to have a plastic-like appearance reminiscent of these airborne ovals.
            To achieve this, I printed a manipulated photograph of fish tank marbles on to sections of inkAID prepared, lightweight molding paste. I choose to de-saturate and elongate the photo creating the oval shapes. To me, that felt like the shapes were expanding and beginning to float, emphasizing the element’s nature.
Once printed, each section was mounted on to used painter’s plastic that once served as a table protector.
            I wanted to allow some of the painterly patterns on the drop cloth appear though the photograph, creating a physical merged image. To achieve that, the top sections of the work were printed on transparent sheet labels, adhered, painted and sewn.

The effect helps to realize that lighter than air feeling.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Rocks are Smiling

"he's shown me how to kneel at the beauty of a lichen-covered stone." Robert Genn

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