Posts Tagged ‘fiber art’

Of the World

October 29, 2017

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This new piece evolved from a large charcoal sketch drawn during  a life drawing class to this layered exploration of our interconnectedness with the world. My fascination with our relationship with billions of microbial fellow travelers was a huge influence! Again, I highly recommend the book, I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong.

Doing a more figurative piece is a new stretch for me. I’d welcome some feedback!

For more details on this piece, look here.

 

 

 

 

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My artist talk video

June 15, 2017

In conjunction with my solo show last fall at Mitchell-Giddings FIne Art gallery, I gave an artist talk jointly with fellow fiber artist, Jackie Abrams. If you’re interested, here’s a link to the full talk. I cover a lot of ground! Including my inspiration, materials and techniques.

Boy, is it weird to watch myself!

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Another home for my art online

May 9, 2017

I’m happy to share that I’m now being represented online by American Artwork. I encourage you to check out their beautifully curated site. I’ll also be part of their upcoming print edition of new art work.

Seed Dreaming I

Seed Dreaming I

Hand/Eye magazine featured artist

December 2, 2016

I was contacted by Rebeca Schiller, editor of visually sumptious Hand/Eye magazine to be interviewed for an article titled “Invented Biology”about my art. I think she did a really good job of coherently conveying why and what I do from my oftentimes meandering answers. I’m grateful for this opportunity. I encourage you to check it out as well as taking a look at this beautiful, interesting online publication.
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14 Artists/3 Days – Please come!

November 26, 2016

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Coming up next week!
I’ll have many small mounted (affordable!) pieces at this wonderful, annual show and sale put on by Brattleboro West Arts. I’ve made some new work for this event including this here gem, Biome V.

There will also be oodles of yummy gorgeous art created by my brilliant fellow artists.
A wonderful opportunity to peruse lovely artwork, find unique gifts and support local artists.

118 Elliot St.- Brattleboro, Vermont
Friday      December 2    5-8
Saturday  December 3   10-6
Sunday    December 4   11-5

 

Small ones-in progress

October 15, 2016

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I’m  digging through my stash, rediscovering some buried pieces of lovely silk I dyed and putting together a group of little creations. These 10″ x 10″ pieces will be mounted onto 12″ square black gallery wrapped canvas. I’m hoping to create at least eight and they all will be available at the upcoming Brattleboro West Arts annual first weekend of December show.More on that later!

Working at such a small scale gives me space to play with new ideas. Like did you know that embroidery thread can be curled on the edge of a scissor blade -like ribbon on a present??

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My solo show at Gallery Walk…

September 1, 2016

…Main St. Bratttleboro, VT.
I’ll be there at least most of the time! Stop by Mitchell Giddings Fine Art gallery Friday between 5-7ish if you can. This exhibit will be up until September 18th.

Alsa, I’ll be giving an artist talk at the gallery with Jackie Abrams:
Saturday, September 17th at 5!
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A Deadline Motivates!

July 4, 2016

The opening of my solo show at Mitchell Giddings Fine Art gallery is 6 weeks away. Despite trying to balance my day job and my elderly Mom here for the summer, I find I’m being much more productive during the precious minutes of studio time I can carve out.
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No dilly-dallying! No endless indecisiveness and tortured second guessing! It all feels a bit scary but so satisfying!

The first two large convex seeds are mounted (with rigid rug padding inside) and the third one is mostly finished. I’ve also simultaneously begun working on several smaller pieces for the show. This is all such a revolution in my usual only-work-on-one-piece-at-a-time style.

Once the show is hung and my mom has left, I wonder if I can somehow keep myself creating in this way…

Shfaqja II in Albania!

May 25, 2016

Or..Emergence II in English.

Emergence II

Emergence II

As I’ve written before, this piece was selected by the US State Department’s Art in Embassies progam to hang in Tirana, Albania. What an honor! I forgot that they also publish a small beautiful booklet for each exhibit and I got my copies yesterday complete with English/Albanian translation. A bonus was the cover image by amazing fiber artist and painter Deidre Adams.

Deidre Adams cover

Deidre Adams cover

Tirana artist statement

Tirana artist statement

Shafaqja II

Shafaqja II

 

 

Taking shape-literally

May 13, 2016

 convexI’ve decided that these new seed creations would each have a gentle convex shape that would emphasis it’s design and structure.

I toyed with the idea of using wire mesh underneath to create the form but I felt I wanted to keep things soft. So using wool batt, a form was made. Then came the (for me) tough problem of how to  insure this form would push out the front and not the back! I mickey moused a solution. I’m sure there’s some professional way to do this (if you know please clue me in!).

I’m in the process of dyeing a piece of background charmeuse silk for each seed. A color is auditioning to the left. I’m planning on heavily stitching each background piece and then hand sewing the seed on.

And I have sketches for the third seed shape.

On a roll!