Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ps and Qs, Part 2

Lorie McCown is another member of Fiber Transformed with pieces in the museum exhibit. She recycles old clothes for her work by using reclaimed fabrics and adding photo image transfers during a layering process and enhancing the work with large hand stitches.  Her work is meant to tell the personal stories of the people in the photos.
Swedish artist, Lotta Helleberg, uses eco-dying and botanicals in her mono-printed works.  She is known for her negative images, as well as combining them with a ghost image, or as in “Pecan, Spring” where each print was a single image. 
She also had this lovely cyanotype print in the show.
And this one.

Graphic Artist. Jill Kerttula, uses photos printed on fabric and then heavily embellishes the work with thread and other found items.

This one is called Ginkgo Street.
Sculptor Mary Beth Bellah contributed two quilted spider web pieces to the exhibit. These photos are from the piece titled “Autumnal Watch”.  
She sprayed the web with an ink and then holding up the fabric walked through the web picking up the image as she moved and the web made contact with the fabric.  She believes in “more is more” and thus further embellished her pieces with lace and mixed media constructed spiders.
Elizabeth very much enjoyed the explanation and discussion of the work in the exhibit as it certainly helped in understanding the artist’s mission and motive in creating each piece.  This exhibit is scheduled to be at the museum until May 20, 2017.

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