Leslie Pearson, US
That Which Is Empty, May Be Filled, 2009
wire, paper, wax, paint, optional time lapse video
seed beads, silk, hand embroidery
Lizz Aston, Canada
Exploding Lace View, 2012
linen, fusible interfacing, dyed, starched, hand-cut
Jim Arendt, US
Yvette & Ansley, 2010
Jane Dunnewold, US
Etude 36: Arabesque: Contemplation, 2011
mixed media, textile
Samantha Fields, US
She Speaks Folly in a Thousand Holy Ways, 2011
recovered afghan, beads
Anna Goebel, Poland
Greetings from the Forest, 2012
*I think this should be moss, but the tag read mose.
Ann Nyberg, Sweden
A Day in Life, 2012
Cindy Hickok, US
Mixed Bags, 2012
Rachelle Gardner, US
Revealing Cracks Mandala, 2011
heat-treated fibers, textiles, embroidery, birch frame
Stephanie Metz, US
Brown Hair Baby Doll, 2011
needle felted wool
Jane Dunnewold's Etude 36: Arabesque: Contemplation is easily my favorite of this group. The textures, materials, colors, techniques and artistry evokes the same response as my other favorites. Yes. I stood in its' personal space as well and loved every second of it.
Anne Goebel's Greetings from the Forest installation still haunts me. Just the idea of using moss and paper to create an ever changing artwork boggles my mind with the simplicity, yet immense vision required to create it.
Jim Arendt's Yvette & Ansley opened my eyes and mind. Remember that newly acquired stack of old jeans that were destined to become another studio apron? Hmmm....maybe not now....