This is the last of three new works I just sent to Gallery 16 in Montana. It feels good to have them out in the world, plus it seems like they fit well with the change of seasons.
commercial cotton batiks, rust-dyed cotton, thread; machine-stitching
20″ W by 16″ H
available at Gallery 16, Great Falls MT
I really wish I could come up with a better name for this piece. It’s going by the name “(untitled)”. Any suggestions?
This is the last week to view the members’ show at the Textile Center before it comes down on February 27. “A Common Thread” features work by 90 + artists experimenting with fiber and textile arts. I went through the exhibit last weekend to check out the show, and to spy on my artwork.
The show features a variety of great work. I’m glad I finally made time to walk through it! My piece is in the front gallery in a terrific location.
I’ve been working with some cotton muslin I rusted last fall using collected metals (nails, wire, washers, etc) and vinegar. The rust dyes the fabric in unpredictable ways, sometimes imprinting the metal shape and pattern, sometimes dying the fabric in indistinct ways.
I don’t know where this work is headed, but I find the combination of the frayed and torn edges of all the fabric pieces and the irregularities of the color interesting.
I spent last week in Montana. While in Great Falls, I stopped by Gallery 16 to check out the latest artwork and say hey to the members. Here is some of my work displayed (and for sale) at the Gallery.
The ladies were very welcoming and it’s always nice to see what’s new there.