Saturday, April 26, 2008
Here are images from a fabulous project I was lucky to be able to collaborate on! Created by Jennifer Marsh, The goal of the International Fiber Collaborative is to provide an opportunity for people who enjoy working with fiber arts, whether professional artists, hobbyists or students, to come together from all over the world to express their concern about the worlds extreme dependency on oil. This year’s project is called the World Reclamation Art Project (W.R.A.P.). Participants have crocheted, knitted, stitched, patched, or collaged 3 foot square fiber panels that expresses each participants concern about this topic. Simply by designing and creating these panels and participating in this project they are, in the larger picture, expressing their concern about this important subject to the rest of the world. All the panels have been sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station in central New York State.
JENNIFER MARSH, MY HERO!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I am starting to make some new work, and trying to merge my old style figurative work, with the Sunbonnet Sue work.
And I am hoping to make larger pieces. Yep, this will be challenging mostly because the longer I work on a piece to more stitched it can get! This is the first figure in the series, I like how she happened to wrap around.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This was the most enjoyable experience, I was invited to speek with some students one on one and have a gallery talk as well as sit in on some critiques, the energy and enthusiasm of all the student and staff at the Kent State Art department was awesome!
Thanks for having me!! I loved it!
Thanks so much to Janice Lessman-Moss and Anderson Turner!!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Chris Niver, Milwaukee, WI
Diem Chau, Seattle, WA
Emily Eibel, Brooklyn, NY
Jenny Hart, Austin, TX
Kate Bingman-Burt, Mississippi State, MS
Kristin Loffer Theiss, Mount Vernon, WA
Lisa Solomon, Oakland, CA
Melissa Woods, Columbus, OH
Merrliee Challis, Birmingham, AL
Orly Cogan, New York, NY
Pippi Zornoza, Providence, RI
Rebecca Schoenecker, Chicago, IL
Shannon Rankin, Maine
Steve Macdonald, San Francisco, CA
Xander Marro, Providence, RI