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Fiberarts - November/December 2008
November/December 2008

 
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Contents
Images from editor Marci Rae McDade's summer fiber-art travels
Team Fiberarts's trip to the Denver Art Museum's Untitled #16 (Thread)
Editor Marci Rae McDade's favorite experience and images from The Language of Craft conference at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine
The stories behind some of the squares from the World Reclamation Art Project
More work from our student artists and information about included schools
Call for fiber-postcard valentines
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Inside the November/December 2008 Issue

Volume 35  Number 3
The World Reclamation Art Project

ABOVE: The World Reclamation Art Project on display in DeWitt, New York, 2008. Photo: Cathryn Lahm.
ON THE COVER: Loren Schwerd, The Corner of Maurice and Chartres St., 2007; human hair, steel wire, fiberglass screen, thread, satin ribbon; hair threaded through screening and arranged into loose ponytails, stitched; 18" x 16" x 5". Schwerd’s hair-art memorials created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina are the subject of the feature on page 38. Photo: Kevin Duffy.

Features

GAS STATION COZY
by Jennifer Marsh
A fifty-year-old abandoned gas station might seem an unlikely site for a public art display, but it was the perfect fit for Jennifer Marsh’s World Reclamation Art Project.

MOURNING PORTRAIT
by Sally Hansell
Inspired by eighteenth century memento mori hair art, sculptor Loren Schwerd mourns the loss of homes in New Orleans by reconstructing them with hair extensions found in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

2008 STUDENT SHOWCASE
Our fourth annual showcase of artists to watch.

PASSAGE QUILTS
by Sabrina Gschwandtner
Sherri Lynn Wood created her passage-quilt workshops as a meditative and hands-on approach to dealing with life’s most challenging transitions.

ERGONOMICS—FOR CREATIVITY, HARMONY & WHOLENESS
by Karen Piegorsch
Artists in the isolated highlands of Guatemala have rediscovered the joy of weaving with help from the nonprofit organization Synergo Arts.

Creative Process
Regina V. Benson: Discharging on Snow

Collecting
Lee Kogan on the Unidentified Maker

Profiles
Yuko Nishimura | Carole Lung

Reviews
Vested Interest | El Anatsui | Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan

Travel & Traditions
Chula Kathin in Thailand | Weaving with the Global Alliance for Africa | Batsiranai of Zimbabwe

Curtains
Shawne Major

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Skopke Square Handled Purse
ABOVE: Cheryl Yun,
Skopje Square-Handled Purse: Macedonians Say They Meet Rules for NATO Troops, Wednesday, August 15, 2001, 2001; archival ink-jet on Japanese tissue and mixed media; 6" x 11" x 2". Yun’s work is included in the exhibit Vested Interest reviewed on page 56. Courtesy of the artist and Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York.

Sherri Lynn Wood with Ted Dillingham, Phyllis Jackson (1943–2003), 2006
ABOVE: Sherri Lynn Wood with Ted Dillingham, Phyllis Jackson (1943–2003), 2006; from the clothing of his wife, Phyllis Jackson, including her wedding dress, fancy dresses, kimono, jackets, skirts, and lingerie, and Ted’s wedding scarf and bow tie; machine- and hand-pieced, hand-quilted; 80" x 72". Photo by the artist.


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