Vol. 33 No. 1
ABOVE: Kazuhito Takadoi, Kumo (Clouds), 2006; pierced paper, grass inserted into holes and secured behind; 431⁄4" x 30" (framed in oak with conservation glass). Takadoi's work is included in the article “Gathered, Transformed: Art from Nature,” page 36. Photo by the artist.
ON THE COVER: Linda Gass, South Bay, 2006; silk crepe de chine, acid dyes, gutta serti resist solution, polyester batting, rayon thread; painted, machine quilted; 29" x 30". Gass’s work, along with other artists’ work inspired by maps, is included in our Sampling section on page 30. Photo: James Dewrance.
GATHERED, TRANSFORMED: ART FROM NATURE
by Akiko Kotani and Bernard Freydberg, and Jessica Hemmings
Natural forms meet human creativity in the work of Claudia Johnson, Kazuhito Takadoi, and Marie-Noëlle Fontan.
OF FLORA AND FAUNA
by Sunita Patterson
Renee Harris and Donna June Katz compare notes on how their interests—birds and bugs, leaves and landforms—take shape in their work.
ON THE WEB: Photo Gallery: Renee Harris and Donna June Katz
TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN
by Jessica Hemmings
Maps, stamps, letters, and labels are playfully recast in collages of Peter Clark.
DOUBLE VISIONS: ARTISTS WORKING IN TWO MEDIA
by Karen Halt, Annie Helmericks-Louder, and Carol LeBaron
Personal responses to nature take more than one creative path for each of these three artists.
News and Notes
Fiber Fun in Philadelphia
Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts
Fiber Goes Prime Time
Knitted Land Mines
and other tidbits from the ﬁber world
ON THE WEB: More News & Notes
Fiber Map Exhibits
Basketry and Beads
ON THE WEB: Photo Gallery: Artist Books by Linda Grashoff
Picassos in Fashion
Ted Hallman’s Labyrinths
ON THE WEB: More labyrinths by Ted Hallman
A Showcase of Maps of Experience and Imagination
Travel & Traditions
Maine Fiber Map
Galleries on the Move
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
|ABOVE: Joan Truckenbrod, Parallel Lives, 2005; installation of digitally printed fiber on Bush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri; 59 1/2" x 23 3/4.