I would like to share some of the great fiber art and quilt art pieces I saw while visiting Fiber Philadelphia a few weeks ago. Here are some of my favorite artists and shows.
Art Quilt Elements is one of the shows that I liked best. The book,Art Quilt Elements, is very well done and offers interesting comments on each piece of work. Some of my favorites are listed below:
Barbara Schneider, Woodstock, IL. Her beautiful work entitled, Leaf Fall, Fragments is available for viewing on her web site.
Christine Hager-Braum, Durham, North Carolina. More Than Just The Sun: Northern Red Oak a very Interesting use of fabric.
Dianne Firth, Canberra, Australia. Red Stones #2 was my very favorite. Unfortunately, there are no photos of this piece that show how it looks as the lighting changes to shadows.
Kristin La Flamme, Waipahu, Hawaii. The War Sucks piece just made me think, and I really liked the freedom in her use of fabrics and paint.
Other artists and shows which I think are worth talking a look at are:
Amy Orr She works with plastic cards – credit, hotel, gift, etc. – and builds wonderful mosaic-like compositions. Much of her work is beaded into cloth, with broken slivers of identity permeating the surface. You can donate cards, and she will put them to good use.
Jason Pollen, whose work 48 Prophets comprised individual pieces, mounted together to form one image. The pieces were made of linen and silk on canvas, thread, pigment and graphite. Each 10.5″ square portrait of a person, was sold separately.
At Mending=Art take a look and see how the humble art of mending is used by these artists as an art form.
Pae White A fascinating installation!
Mark Bradford and Jennifer Setinkamp at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.