Art Every Day, Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I tried several different things with this piece beginning with a lovely little palette of white on black batting layered with a mottled, neutral hand dye, some luscious avocado green and two more hand dyes that were also discharged and over-painted. I kept the quilting simple in everything but the negative space. I highly quilted it in contrasting thread with the intent of it becoming more of a balancing focal point. I think that experiment worked and it looks good in either of the orientations shown above. I really like the bit of twisted green fabric that crosses the darker brown strip. It adds some dimensionality and funk.
I am moving my dye studio! My time in Golden is winding down, I need more space and so does the owner there. I will continue to teach there for a while and they will carry some of my products, but I will be opening my own studio and gallery space somewhere in the Denver area. I'll keep you informed and let you know when and where as soon as I can.
Also, for those of you who haven't heard, The Denver Art Museum is putting on a fiber based show this summer. It will be called "Spun" and will run from mid May through Mid September. I will be doing four weeks of open studio/artist in residence there and will take part in some of the other fabulous opportunities they are bringing our way.
Life is so exciting, ever changing, filled with growth and opportunity.
I can't wait to see what's next for me and my gang of fabulous friends, helpers, cohorts students and artists.