Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Exhibit

I have been included in a new group show of Fiber Art: "Materiality: A Fiber Arts Group Exhibition" at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, New York.

On display will be this work and this one as well as work from 22 other artists.

The show runs from March 15th to April 12th, 2014.

Opening reception is on March 15th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM which I will try very hard to attend. I hope to meet some of you there!

Many thanks to Curator Virginia Walsh for inviting me into this exhibition!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New work

Still using black fabric. This time I wanted to merge my older, compact, solidly filled up, stitch-upon-stitch style with the new, black fabric, more texture oriented, looser collage style. No 3D stars or stitched-over objects in this one but I did collage in a few small pieces of fabric and it is stretched onto a frame. As usual a variety of embroidery techniques are used, but I took some of them further than I usually do: the pointillism, most of which is made with metallic thread, is a mix of colored dots - some areas with a total multi-color mix, and others made up of different hues yet still keeping a single tone. There are a few small sections where the pointillism is on plain, un-colored fabric. The three-dimensionally rendered parts are rendered, I hope, with more realism than I have yet achieved. I make much use of the smokey monofilament thread which is becoming one of my favorite flosses. I'm finding that French knots are a good solution to fill in areas when I have a loss of ideas.

This took longer than expected and I had to leave out some images that I wanted, otherwise I would be working on it indefinitely.