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Multiplicities, New Directions in Fiber

Last night I drove to Warren, RI to see the exhibit at the ICA, Multiplicities, New Directions in Fiber, and it was worth the drive through Boston and Fall River at rush hour!

There was so much to take in! I can’t say that there was anything strikingly new but it was a good representation of what is among the best of contemporary fiber art, with some pieces incorporating unexpected materials.

First, I’ll share with you some of my favorite, not all, because I can’t sit for longer at my computer so I’ll share more later.

Dancing With Shiva.John Cardin. web
Dancing With Shiva, John Cardin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whispers... Wen Redmond. web. - Copy
   Whispers of the Positive, Wen Redmond
Blackbird On Silk. Kimberly Becker. web
Blackbird On Silk. Kimberly Becker

Betty Busby
Betty Busby

Breakdown). Suzanne Taetsch. web.
Suzanne Taetsch, Breakdown

 

3 thoughts on “Multiplicities, New Directions in Fiber

  1. As I was scrolling down your beautiful section of art quilts,, # 4 strongly reminded me of Betty Busbys work. I went back up ro check names, and sure enough .it was.Betty Busby’s work.I though how important it is to find your own voice,,as they say..I wondered if anyone looked at
    one of minec would
    place it as mine? I think our style immerges over many years, don”t you?

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    1. Yes, I do think voice emerges with time and experience. I was beginning to doubt that mine ever would, but because I’ve been looking into the issue and reading what I could find about it, my own eye has begun to recognize it. I treated my blog posts almost as if I had a school paper due on the subject and I really did learn a lot myself from the effort I put into it. To some extent, I think there’s an aspect of “creating” voice, as opposed to “developing” it, but at a deeper level, I suspect there’s no faking it. Thanks for the comments!

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