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Fiberarts - Summer 2010
Summer 2010

 
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Contents
Katherine K. Allen’s Wetlands series
Video of the making of Merle Axelrad Serlin’s piece California Riceland (2009)
Bonnie Gale’s The Living Tree 1 (2010) and a video of making a living willow structure
More work from our Sampling artists
Animal Stories by Anne Lemanski
Marie Watt’s new series, Marker (2010)
Updated exhibition and competition listings
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Sampling: Gallery of Animalistic Art

Here we share additional images of the artists we featured in the Sampling section of our Summer 2010 issue. These artists all create pieces that reflect their natural surroundings by collecting discarded objects or creating interactions through art quilts.


Annie Helmericks-Louder creates colorful quilted stories that intertwine botanical and animal subjects. Layering brightly colored fabrics and prints, she communicates her magical encounters while leaving “enough room to inject other personal readings.”




The Trinity Tree (with detail), 2009; distressed commercial and hand-worked textiles, silks, cottons, felt; machine- and hand-collaged, hand crochet and embroidery, hand quilted; 59" x 54".




Sleeping with Cows (with detail), 2008; commercial and hand-worked
textiles, silks, cottons; machine- and hand-collaged, pieced
with hand embroidery, hand quilted; 79" x 57".


Daniaelle Simonsen’s love of drawing comes through in the stitched line work of her figures. Simonsen’s recent work focuses on inter-species fighting which she explains is a metaphor for self-conflict. The fight is “chaotic and active” drawing the eye through suggested shapes and actions.



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Bear Fight, 2009; fabric, thread, magazine paper;
machine stitched, collaged; 38" x 48".



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Wolf Fight, 2009; fabric, thread, magazine paper;
machine stitched, collaged; 18" x 24".




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Bird Fight, 2009; fabric, thread, magazine paper;
machine stitched, collaged; 21" x 30".



Geoffrey Gorman’s animal sculptures are made of discarded objects both from nature and from man. Gorman’s recent work evokes movement and alertness in objects forgotten by the living world.



Nubilas, 2010; wood, cloth, metal, found objects; assemblage; 20" x 27" x 8".
Image courtesy of Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Photo: Fire Dragon Color




Jacobita, 2010; wood, cloth, metal, found objects; assemblage; 36" x 36" x 9". Image courtesy of Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Photo: Fire Dragon Color.


Pat Hickman is inspired by cultures of Siberia and Alaska where the skin and internal parts of animals are utilized. Hickman explains that, for her, “art making is another way of seeing.” These snake skin pieces show the shedding of the outer layer while still giving view to what would have been the inner body.






Mirror Twins (with detail), 2009; snake skins and gut; 56" x 20".
Image courtesy of Phoenix Gallery, New York.


 

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