Please join me on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 in Lowell MA for the final artist walk through of these fabulous quilts. All about WATER. If you don't live in Boston or the nearby New England area, please let your friends know who are close by. You will not want to miss this work - 5 textile artists representing water in a myriad of ways: its beauty and impact upon us all.
In July, I saw a biography of Eva Hesse, a German American painter/sculptor. I was inspired by how she eventually began to create 2D paintings which crawled out of the picture plane and become 3D sculpture. While this piece looks nothing like her work, it does honor it. This is a textile, two pieced "quilts" made from fabric I printed in various ways, from which the tubes emerge. Because they are wired as well as stuffed with cotton cord, they are fairly malleable and can be manipulated to some degree, yet hold their own.
Starting a new series, small work this time! I've been playing around with the idea of magic amulets for the last 6 weeks or so. Resolution is beginning to emerge... Magic jewels occluded by a web or nest. Is it to protect what's inside or those viewing them?
Here are some unresolved bits:
The 6th and last iteration of Confluence - work by 5 West Coast Artists focusing on water - opens this week in Lowell, MA, at the New England Quilt Museum. I have sent the following 8 quilts. Grand closing event with Artist Walk Through on October 15 at 11 a.m. At least 3 of us will be there to talk about our work. Let your New England friends know!
This German gallery has opened a branch in Los Angeles in a former flour factory. A wonderful space brilliantly reconfigured for a gallery. Feels more like a museum than a show room. Current (opening) exhibit is women sculptors from the second half of the 20th century. AMAZING work!! Vast and powerful. No photos allowed in the show so just a couple of the park on site.
One of my Gyre quilts is touring for the next 2 years with Water is Life which opened at the UN HQ in Geneva, Switzerland, recently and is currently up at the US embassy in Rome. A pleasure to be involved with a group drawing attention to such an important global need. They kindly sent the following:
This is a preview of some of the 30+ pieces of my work that are now on view at the Alpert JCC (3801 E. Willow Long Beach, CA 90815) through the end of June. Opening event this Sunday, May 22, from 2-5. Better photos to come. Let me know if you want a private artist walk through. This venue is open daily well into the evening so come by if you are in the area.
This is the last piece, eight are now successfully done, and the entire series will be returned to the original makers (in this case Lisa Kerpoe out of Texas). It's been a lot of fun and with this challenge we have seen just about every way to make texture on textiles represented by the artists. This one of mine is hooked on linen. I dyed all the wool, scores of colors! I will add a curvy band of copper thread across the face and will post that when I do.