Monday, September 21, 2020

LIFE RAFT EARTH

 This 27" x 32" raft is made of cotton rope of varying thicknesses.  I wrapped each"log" 3 times in strips of fabric and many textile oddments some of which were given to me by a number of textile artist friends.  So an array of hand dyed materials serves to protect the piece on its journey to salvation, or doom, depending on who is guiding its voyage.  Some serious engineering when into this; pliers, lei needles, upholstery needles and even a hammer were involved.






WOUNDED SENTRIES

These guys are inspired by the fires here in California and in many other parts of the world.  They are made from a theatrical material called Fosshape which hardens when heated and can be easily cut, colored and stitched.   The ones shown here are up to about 28" tall but in the next few months there will be cohorts as large as 5'.  Stay tuned!!  So far, 11 Sentinels have marched this way.   No fixed arrangement yet.  Wooden bases have been made by my friend Carol Segal for each to keep them upright as they weigh almost nothing.






MINIMS

These are 6" squares done on those days when everything else seems too much to handle.   To date there are 11, but I suspect there are more to come.   Printed on my home computer and hand stitched.  They are on felt which will Velcro to stretched canvas for display.  There's no fixed arrangement.  Some of the Minims are based on fragments of other artists' work, so bits of pieces.











Held Harmless

So far there are 7 in this series.  The pieces range form 18" - 28".  They are based on paper collages I made, photographed, tweaked in Photoshop, sent off to be printed and then hand embroidered like a made woman for weeks and weeks!  They pretty much illustrate exactly what has been going on in my brain during the pandemic (to date!!).

The first 2 are below in a previous post so I'm only putting #3-7 here.









After the 6th Extinction

 After the 6th Extinction is a one off.  I just couldn't resist.   It's up at the Oceanside Museum of Art till February 2021.   There are secret metal rods in there holding those flowers nice and UP!





Saturday, April 25, 2020

Held Harmless Paper Collage

This is a finished collage a photograph of which is off at Spoonflower getting printed  - I HOPE!!   They seem to be weeks behind.




Held Harmless - PINK

This is the early stage of a series called Held Harmless.   It is based upon some collages I made from paper.  I have them printed and am now stitching on them.  Watch this spot for more to come.










Cradle

This piece, not quite finished, was begun in a workshop I took in March of this year from Gerhardt Knodel.     An adventure for sure!!




Border Wall Down

The first image is what hangs on the wall above the second which is arranged on a pedestal.




Monday, April 6, 2020

LOTS going on at FiberFly Studios during the lock down

Is this the beginning of a series of small works called Held Harmless?   Who's to say at this point?   So many questions...











Tuesday, March 31, 2020

VISIONS... Here We Come!!

THRILLED to be one of only 38 artists from all over the globe to have had a quilt selected for this very important international exhibit.    First Sunrise made the cut.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Border Wall Down

36" x 36" x 10"   Entirely hand stitched.  On antique linen I dyed.  This piece is off to the Sebastopol Center for the Arts through early February.







Sunday, December 8, 2019

Better Late Than Never

This show will be closing soon but if you are in St. Louis please swing by.  My piece Ohio 1 is on view.




Thursday, December 5, 2019

INCARCERATION on view

Come One, Come All!!!

2 more quilts

These are 2 quilts I made in 2-19 and somehow neglected to post.

Murano is based on a photo I took in ...you guessed it: Murano, Italy, last year.  Tons of appliqued peeling paint and other hand stitching.   The second is a pieced quilt I painted over then appliqued a form on top of.



Escape By Moonlight

These are 3 of the 12 pieces in this subset of Incarceration my great big solo show at the Long Beach, CA, Jewish Community Center all of January.  They're 6" x 6"