Here’s some more great fiber art from the Fiber Artists Network (FAN) exhibit, in Jacksonville, FL.
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Many of the pieces on display were abstracts, like this one by Gretchen Jolles.
Gretchen has really piqued my interest with this one. Since I don’t “see” pots, I’d love to see her inspiration photo and sketches. I LOVE how we all interpret things differently!
Of course, there were some realistic pieces, as well. Perhaps Jayne Gaskin’s work should be called hyper-realistic. She uses her own photographs, printed on fabric and then stitches the HECK out of certain elements for emphasis. Here, it’s the pulley in the foreground.
This detail shot provides a better view. You MUST click on it to see ALL. THAT. STITCHING!
But, even the close up photo doesn’t show the final surprise: Jayne’s work is 3D. She’s used trapunto and other techniques, to make this pulley project way out.
Diane Hamburg had several nice pieces in the exhibit, several of them realistic. This is her “Sweetie.”
And this is her “Beach Combers.” Can’t you just see those little birds scurrying around, flirting with the waves and hunting for food?
One of the great things about fiber art is the broadness of the category. It includes spinning and weaving, baskets, felting, embroidery, quilting, silk painting, and a wide variety of mixed techniques and materials.
Materials like coffee filters. They’re paper, right? Carol Ann Rice-Rafferty put them to good use in her center garment, below. The papers have been waxed and the garment is actually wearable!
Check out the detail shot. Very cool, huh?
Also notice the glimpses of the other two dresses in the earlier image. They’re made from recycled plastic shopping bags.
These are just a small sampling of the great pieces on display. If you’re in the Jacksonville area this month, I highly recommend that you run on over and check this out for yourself.
Also, there’s a video about this exhibit! It shows ALL the pieces, and includes more about how Carol Ann Rice-Rafferty made her pieces. Find it here.