prairie landscape

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

$295

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?

“A Common Thread” at The Textile Center

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.

work in progress…

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.