Inside the Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
Vol. 32 No. 3
|ABOVE LEFT: Elizabeth Keithline, The Empty Chair, 2000; copper wire, charcoal; 18" x 6"x6". Photo: Erik Gould. Keithline is profiled on page 22. |
ABOVE RIGHT: Nancy Middlebrook, Cinco de Mayo, 2004; woven with hand-dyed cotton; 30" x 29". Photo: Ken Yanoviak. Middlebrook is profiled on page 20.
ON THE COVER: Jennifer Angus, Goliathus Hercules (detail of wall), 2004; Heteropteryx dilatata, Phyllium gi-ganteum, Kallima anchus, Lophacris cristata, Pompoina imperatorial, Eupholus bennetti, various grasshoppers, and stag beetles. The installation was on display at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. To see more of Angus’s work and wallpaper designers that cross the boundaries between decoration and expression, see page 28.
by Jessica Hemmings
The deeply unsettling wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman visualized in a short story more than a hundred years ago has finally come to life.
On the Web: Jennifer Angus: Insect Patterns Gallery
A COLLECTOR OF QUILTS AND STORIES
by Jacqueline Ruyak
For two and a half decades, Eli Leon has been pursuing and documenting improvisational African-American quilts.
JANE RICHLOVSKY: UNPACKING THE AMERICAN DREAM
by Mary Lane
In these paintings on textiles, the textiles’ patterns are an integral part of the story.
THE IMPERMANENT MADE PERMANENT: TEXTILES, PATTERN, AND THE MIGRATION OF A MEDIUM
by Deborah Valoma
The structural patterns of textiles have influenced aesthetics throughout history.
On the Web: Pattern & Textiles Reading List
THE CAPTIVATING CIRCLE
by Lynn Cornelius Jablonski
Three artists—Ilze Aviks, Janice Lessman-Moss, and Donna Sharrett—whose work harnesses the symbolism of this powerful shape.
SUMMER CONFERENCE EXHIBITS: A SAMPLING
A glimpse of work seen at the surface design and batik conferences this summer.
News and Notes
Dave Cole’s The Knitting Machine
Research Grants at The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design21/21: The Textile Vision of Reiko Sudo and Nuno and other tidbits from the fiber world
On the Web: More News & Notes from the Fiber World
On the Web: Gail Katz-James's Big Idea
Nancy Middlebrook: Strict Pattern and Riotous Color
Elizabeth Keithline: Objects Lost and Found Again
Nelda Warkentin: Layers of Pattern and Color
The Islamic Project: Oasis
Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities