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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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Inside the Summer 2010 Issue

Volume 37  Number 1
Pedernal at Peace

ABOVE: Dorothy “Bunny” Bowen, Pedernal at Peace, 2008; kimono silk; beeswax and soy wax resist rozome; 14" x 18". Photo by the artist.

ON THE COVER: Anne Lemanski, Fennec Fox (Dog Star), 2009; copper wire and artificial sinew, ink on paper; handstitched; 17˝" x 14" x 12". Image courtesy of Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Lemanski’s work is featured on page 38. Photo: Steve Mann.

Features

MENAGERIE
by Lena Vigna
Anne Lemanski’s handstitched sculptures in paper, fabric, and copper remind us of our fragile relationship with the animal kingdom.

WRAPPED IN TRADITION
by Suzanne Beal
Using a multitude of wool blankets and stories from Native American culture, Marie Watt constructs sculptural works that unfold the past into the present.

FEATHERED MESSENGERS
by Suzanne Smith Arney
The coiled and feathered basketry of C. A. Michel embodies the artist’s spiritual and mythical connection to nature.

EARTHY AESTHETICS
by Mary Lane
The buried and exhumed tapestries of Dorothy Clews and Linda Wallace unearth the transformative power of nature.

STITCHED VISTAS
by Lynn Cornelius
The intricate machine embroideries of Carol Shinn explore the complex surfaces of both object and landscape.

CREATIVE FLOW: THREE ACTIVIST ARTISTS
by Sally Hansell
Using marine debris, painted silk, and paper, artists Pam Longobardi, Linda Gass, and Lauren Rosenthal advocate for greater consciousness of our fragile water systems.

Departments

Creative Process
Silhouettes of the Wetlands | A Feathered Vessel Begins | A View from Above in Fabric Collage | Freestyle Machine Embroidery

Profiles
Dorothy “Bunny” Bowen | Merle Axelrad Serlin | Bonnie Gale

Sampling
Gallery of Animalistic Art

Reviews
Warren Seelig: Textile per se | Rozanne Hawksley: Offerings

Travel & Traditions
Norwegian Sheepskin Coverlets | The KamiAmi Women of Ghana

Curtains
Meredith Setser: A Fantasy Felt Life

Fourth Street
Letters
Contributors
Commentary
News & Notes
Previews
Books
Exhibition Catalogs
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Bazaar
Classifieds
Resources

Energy: Our Heirloom ABOVE: Marie Watt, Energy: Our Heirloom (detail of Panel 4), 2008; reclaimed wool, satin binding, embroidery floss, thread; handsewn; each panel 72" x 32" x 3". Commission by Seattle City Light, Seattle. Photo: Gern Blanston.

Sanitary?
ABOVE: Linda Gass, Sanitary? (detail), 2009; silk crepe de chine, silk broadcloth backing and polyester batting, rayon and polyester embroidery thread; handpainted using Remezol dyes and water-soluble resist, machine-quilted; 30" x 30". Photo: Don Tuttle.

Pink 2 ABOVE: C. A. Michel, Pink 2, 2009; Chinese silver pheasant feathers, wool yarn over linen core, feathers; coiled; 4" x 9" diameter. Photo: Hank Drew.


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