From Photo To Fiber Art 4

More textile artists are using photos in their work today as current technology makes it such a natural fit to combine the mediums.  Some of us were quick to appreciate the new duo but as usual, some remain naysayers.  Of course, there are always those less willing to accept the new kids on the block, so I’m happy to do my part at spreading the glories! I had every intention of entering something in this year’s exhibit at The Whistler but I never got to it.  I did, however,very much enjoyed attending the event!

One such textile artist who uses photos in her work textiles is the talented Jill Kerttula, who attended last week’s artist reception for the” Out Of The Blue” Exhibit at The Whistler House and Museum.  My favorite of the two of her works there is “Willows Revisited”:  Willows Revisited

Also there was one of my favorite people, Mary Ellen Latino and her “Travel Muse: La Manana” :

Mary-Ellen Latino. -Travel Muse- La Manana-

Of course Wen Redmond’s “Trees Singing” hung with pride although she was too busy in New Hampshire to attend:

Wen Redmond. Trees Singing

Much better photos of these and other stunning quilts in this fabulous exhibit can be seen on the Whistler House website. Not a bad representation  – 3 out of the 17 artists used photographs in their works.

Don’t forget to hop over to see what Nina Marie has to say today!   Check her out here.

 

Watermarks

For the past 6 weeks I’ve been focused on dyeing fabric that I’ll use to depict water, at least abstractly; therefore, many of my screens have been various and sundry watermarks.  I used whatever I could find that I thought could convey liquid motion – including saran wrap and tin foil. Here are some of them:

Water Marks

Any other good ideas for making watermark screens?

Linking up with Off The Wall Fridays!