Poster Child

January 29, 2015

I am very honored to have been invited to be a part of an exhibit in Georgetown, Texas (just north of Austin). The organizer (I do love that he starts his emails with “Howdy!”) asked if my piece, Cultivating Connections II, could be the “poster child” for the show. Here’s the ad that will run in the Austin Monthly Magazine.
Austin ad 2015 72If you are anywhere near Austin, TX please consider checking out this exhibit which will include work from several other  fantastic artists including Valerie Goodwin and Deidre Adams!

Heading to Albania!

January 17, 2015

Well, not me exactly.

But I’m honored that this creation of mine has been selected by the US State Department’s Art in Embassies program to hang in the US Embassy in Albania for the next two years!

Emergence II

Emergence II

Several years back I had two pieces selected to hang in the embassy in East Timor (yes, I had to look at a map for that one). The Art in Embassies program is one of the better uses of our tax dollars-in my opinion. What a wonderful idea to feature American artwork in our embassies to create cultural connections with folks around the world. I’m so happy to be a part of it.

Felting Frenzy

December 31, 2014

For the past month, I’ve been slowly and joyfully working through an online surface design felting class
taught by Fiona Duthie.

My own felting methods have mostly developed based on slow, disorganized experimentation resulting in some satisfying successes and a few too many disasters. I’ve learned SO much from this course! Techniques are well organized, fully explained and some are brilliant. I never would have stumbled upon them myself. So many new ways to create delicious texture with silk! I highly recommend if you want to further explore the endless possibilities of felting.

So I’ve been inspired to felt up a storm trying out these new techniques and combining them with my old stand bys. I used lots of different fibers and techniques-cobweb, craters, cords and more- and yesterday, finally, after weeks of holidays and illness, I got to spend the day with fellow fiber artist, Kris, dropping it all into dyepots. Lovely results. I’m planning to be working on a series of smaller (12″ x12″) mounted pieces that will not only be more affordable for folks but will give me lots of opportunity to play with felt/silk  compositions. Be looking for bits of these babies in upcoming work!

pile of newly dyed felt

pile of newly dyed felt

Give (affordable) Art!

November 29, 2014

Looking for a  unique gift? I’m offering three new mounted pieces for sale. All are constructed of silk I dyed, commercial crinkly taffeta and yarns. I have put the same care and attention into creating these small gems as I do for my larger pieces. They will arrive ready-to-hang.
I accept Paypal and shipping is free in the continental US.

Biome I
$225
8″ x 10.5″ mounted on  11″ x 14″ black gallery wrapped canvas. Can also be hung horizontally.

Biome I

Biome I

Biome II
SOLD
8″ x 10.5″ mounted on  11″ x 14″ black gallery wrapped canvas. Can also be hung horizontally.

Biome II

Biome II

Biome III
$175
8″ x 8″ mounted on  10″ x 10″ black gallery wrapped canvas.

Biome III

Biome III

Interested? Questons? Email me-kkfiberart@gmail.com

Cultivating Connections II

November 25, 2014

My newest piece continues my exploration of combining various raised felted textures with richly shimmery silk charmeuse. The original seeds for this composition were images of purkinje cells-some of the largest neurons in our brains. They have fantastic branching dendrites.
Maybe my fascination with how these tiny connections in our brains basically enable us to do or think anything has to do with my growing awareness that my own aging brain’s connections aren’t always so reliable!

Cultivating Connections II

Cultivating Connections II
31″ x 44″ (approx.)

Zooming in:

Cultivating Connections II detail 1

Cultivating Connections II detail 1

Cultivating Connections II detail 2

Cultivating Connections II detail 2

 

Greenwich CT exhibit Opening Night

September 15, 2014
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich CTFlinn Gallery, Greenwich CT

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich CT

Eleven of my newest pieces proudly shared the walls at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich with paintings by Riad Miah  and Grace DeGennaro alongside the mesmerizing kinetic sculptures by Anne Lilly.There was an impressive turnout and, as usual, good conversations and questions. My favorite moment was with the 90 year old woman who came up to talk to me about my art and then shared that after exploring ceramics for ten years she had recently switched to carving alabaster! So let that be an inspiration to all of you who feel it’s too late to start making art!

For lots more images of the opening check out  this short article in the Greenwich Free Press.
If you’re good at Where’s Waldo, try to find me, I’m the short curly haired roundish woman in the beige top. Or better yet, look for my work on the walls! Or even better yet, come see the exhibit if you’re close by.

relativity

relativity

Connection and silliness at the opening

September 10, 2014

My two person show with Jackie Abrams (seriously, take a look at her work) at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro, VT opened last Friday evening during the monthly Gallery Walk. We explained to people coming in that I was the “wall person” and she was the one on the pedestals : ).
Both Jackie and I were pleased with how our art seemed to harmoniously work together visually! We even talked about possible future exhibits together.

Jackie and I

Jackie and I

Many folks dropped by with lots of great questions and interest. But there were two unexpected high points for me . A few years back I had a large exhibit in the rotunda of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Friday evening, two women (separately) talked to me about how being able to spend time with my art at that exhibit had helped them through difficult medical treatment-the power of art and healing. Made my night!
Being serious about our art, we stopped at nothing to pull viewers into the gallery.

art martketing?

art martketing?

tada!

tada!

Flinn Art Gallery opening!

September 3, 2014

Are you anywhere near Greenwich, CT? The four person show, Relativity, featuring 11 of my newest pieces will be opening on September 12th! I’m honored to be a part of this exhibit and will definitely be at the opening!

flinn gallery

flinn gallery opening

Hometown Show

August 27, 2014

If you’re near Brattleboro Vermont, come see my work in person. I’m honored that many of my pieces will share a space with the beautiful and unique fiber creations of Jackie Abrams in a two person show at Gallery in the Woods.

Beneath I

Beneath I

The show opens at Gallery Walk on September 5th and runs through October.

Two person show

Two person show with Jackie Abrams

The chuppah done

August 3, 2014

My daughter’s wedding three weeks ago was an absolutely lovely day. My major contribution (besides my wonderful daughter, Caitlin) was creating the Chuppah that the ceremony would take place under. It was months in the making and was first unveiled at the ceremony. I created a piece that was a wedding gift to Caitlin and Alexandra and mounted it onto a larger panel of dyed silk gauze. This whole baby was then suspended by tall beech poles. Because of its purpose in the world, I found creating this felt very different. Lots of emotion went into this!

Here’s a full view of the piece which is titled “Cultivating Connection”. It now hangs on their wall.:

Cultivating Connection

Cultivating Connection

And a closer look…

Cultivating Connection detail

Cultivating Connection- detail

And here’s how it looked moments before the ceremony began…(sniff). The two on the right are my other wonderful children.

Chuppah at the ceremony

Chuppah at the ceremony!


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