the April/May 2009 Issue
Volume 35 Number 5
ON THE COVER: Slug Princess (fabric, yarn, glass and plastic beads,
acrylic, iron-on adhesive; crochet, knit, machine- and handsewn), from
The Silvering Path, a collaborative film and dance project by Mandy
Greer, Haruko Nishimura, and Ian Lucero, 2008. Greer’s work is the subject
of the feature on page 36. Photo: Richard Nicol.
ABOVE: Dressed puppets made for Andrea Dezsö’s The Demon Bridegroom
stop-motion animation project, 2008. Courtesy of the artist.
MANDY GREER: ALTERED STATES
by Suzanne Beal
Greer embraces mythology and nature to transform familiar spaces into realms of
enchantment. Her visceral and seductive crocheted environments, sculptures, and
garments have recently come together in a collaborative film and dance project.
RESIDENCIES & RETREATS
by Spike Gillespie
A wide range of residencies and retreats offered in the United States and abroad
help fiber artists— from beginners to professionals—step outside of
their normal routines to make new work.
ANGELIKA WERTH’S MADELEINES
by Janet Collins
“Hit the field” becomes an elegant proposition when wearing one of
Werth’s one-of-a kind
gowns inspired by sporting events and adventurous women.
PERSISTENT VISIONS: MOVING IMAGES BY ANDREA DEZSÖ
by Dr Jessica Hemmings
Dezsö’s stop-motion animation projects involve puppetry, cut paper,
and traditional indigo-dye techniques she learned during an artist residency in
FILM & FIBER FAVORITES
by Sabrina Gschwandtner
A list of some moving image fiber-art works—exceptionally beautiful,
funny, and important reminders of the historical and continued power of handcraft.
Denise Labadie: Communicating with Sacred Landscapes
The Baruch Gallery Legacy
Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger | Love
Fiber Postcard Valentines
The Essential Art of African Textiles | Louise Bourgeois | Sheila Hicks
Travel & Traditions
A Celebration of Bhutanese Textiles | Leila’s Hair Museum
News & Notes
ABOVE: Angelika Werth, Boxing Dress #1: Ode to Marie Antoinette
(detail), 2004; merino wool, silk, antique lace, suspenders, boxing gloves; hand-dyed,
handfelted. Photo: Jeremy Addington.
ABOVE: La Veta Quilt Retreat quilting workshop project detail. Photo: Ricky