The fiber art group, Fiber Transformed, of which I am a member has a show open right now in Suffolk, Virginia.
September 11 - October 28, 2011
"FT: Fiber Transformed Exhibit" Suffolk Art Gallery Bosley Avenue, Suffolk, VA Call for gallery hours and directions: 757-514-7284
This exhibit includes the the Fiber Transformed show, "Wish You Were Here" plus additional work by each of the group's members. "Wish You Were Here" is a show that uses travel photographs taken by members as inspiration for art pieces.
Hopefully I can make it down to view the show before it closes!
My art has always been driven by my love of the natural world. I like to portray the little things in a big way. I tend to scale my views of nature either full scale or oversized, so that details of color and structure become visible in new ways, conveying the essence of each object and scene as I experience them. I believe that every person has a special relationship to nature, yet in capturing the abstract elements of a plant or animal, it is my hope that people feel a desire to take the time to look more closely at the nature that surrounds them and perhaps gain a new appreciation for each small thing.
My art-to-wear is as much about the process. My designs are usually a mix of recycled fabrics and unique new fabrics , and embellished with ribbon, appliques, or hand stitching. My goal is to design and sew a unique, and eye catching, piece of wearable art that you love to wear.