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Fragmenting Circles Fragmenting Circles
Diana M. Bailey   •  Lexington, Massachusetts, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFSCircles deteriorate from luscious spheres into fragments. Some wedges float far from their original circle, leaving damaged rings which are often completed by reclaimed pieces from near and far. Shapes spill over into their neighboring block in an effort to unite the whole. Photo by Vaughn Sills
The Body Electric The Body Electric
Nancy Bardach   •  Berkeley, California, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3000   Buy Now  » Contrast these impressions of rough, indigo-dyed spinal columns and abstract bones with the elegant X-rays of my knees. Add splashes and swirls of light and color. Much of my work is composed in simple patterns, influenced by early quilt traditions, but with unusual directions. Colors and shapes have a distinct sensibility, often conveying variations in light and movement ▶
Bug Eaters Bug Eaters
Marge S. Bresel   •  Omaha, Nebraska, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$500   Buy Now  » The predominantly green fabrics suggest a sense of renewal and new life as these creatures go from eggs, through nymph stages, to emerge as winged adults. Can you see the incomplete metamorphosis (hemimetabolous) of the adult dragonfly (Anisoptera) as it goes through these changes?
Growing Pains Growing Pains
Kathy L. Brown   •  Modbury, South Australia, Australia More Info Audio Statement available
NFSViewing a growth scar on an immature red gum, I was in awe of the yearly tearing and healing required for a tree to reach maturity. I wondered if I could replicate both the beauty and the violence of the process in a much larger format. As I worked on this piece, I realized that I was also recording my own pain and scarring, and more importantly, the beauty in the process ▶
Third Colony Third Colony
Betty Busby   •  Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD This work was inspired by bacterial colonies that mutate as they grow. I used the irregular properties of wet fibers to give each section its own individual form.
Sea Wall Secheron Bay #2 Sea Wall Secheron Bay #2
Sandra Champion   •  Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia More Info Audio Statement available
NFSThe sea wall at Secheron Bay has seen many changes since it was built nearly two hundred years ago. The site has a multi-layered history that includes ship building, timber drying and storage, fruit preservation, canning, and the manufacture of jams and juices. In the 1990s, it was transformed into a public park, and the sea wall itself is now used for scientific study. The ▶
Pieces, Petals, Leaves and Eaves: Bala Cynwyd Pieces, Petals, Leaves and Eaves: Bala Cynwyd
Anna M. Chupa   •  Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2400   Buy Now  » Pieces, Petals, Leaves and Eaves: Bala Cynwyd was designed from photographs of flowers and vernacular architecture that reference quilting and Islamic tiling traditions. Fragments of over twenty-five buildings from the same neighborhood have been juxtaposed into a plausible landscape that retains the feel of the community. A fading background layer metamorphoses to a tile ▶
Color Blocks I Color Blocks I
Sue Cortese   •  Holland, Michigan, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1000   Buy Now  » In this piece I am enjoying a limited color palette, exploring the depth and interest that value, saturation, and tonal changes can create. What is the difference between flat and glowing colors? Aside from the changing value, is there more than just a tonal difference? Do some colors have an inherent shine to them while others don’t? I hope that viewers can see how ▶
Skin Spots Skin Spots
Rosalind S. Daniels   •  Cabot, Vermont, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$5000   Buy Now  » Somehow the final round of the aging process has been a surprise to me—from skin spots, to prominent veins, to low hanging body parts. This piece is my effort to face the later phase of my metamorphosis with joy and humor. Photo by Perry Heller
Boro Shape Shifting 1 Boro Shape Shifting 1
Helen Geglio   •  South Bend, Indiana, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1000   Buy Now  » Our identity can be transient, shifting between different roles and adapting to changing contexts.
Mapforms #6 Mapforms #6
Michele Hardy   •  Silverthorne, Colorado, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3600   Buy Now  » Maps, land surfaces, and aerial views continue to inspire and fascinate me. Combining organic lines along with structured grids, I have portrayed the importance and beauty of rivers through various western landscapes. They shape and alter the terrain in both real and geologic time.
Pathways Pathways
Ruby Horansky   •  Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1800   Buy Now  » I have always designed my pieces on the computer, transferring them to fabric, then following the lines and colors closely. One day I challenged myself to bypass the computer. I pinned swatches to the wall and noticed that they seemed to “talk” to each other. I added more, enjoying the freedom of this new method. The results pleased me, communicating more of my ▶
Philodendron Philodendron
Bella Kaplan   •  Kfar-Giladi, Israel More Info
$1200   Buy Now  » My source of inspiration for this piece is the Philodendron leaf. Its shapes and colors resulted in fascinating possibilities. Photo by Mr. Dror Miller
American Portraits: Family Farm American Portraits: Family Farm
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred   •  Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1500   Buy Now  » Generations of American men and women have been born into the family business of farming. They have married, raised children, and often died on the same patch of ground. In 1900, half of the population lived and worked on farms. That number now rests at two percent, and more than one-third of American farmers are over the age of 65. Faced with economic hardship, long hours, ▶
Line Study Line Study
Linda M. Kim   •  Austin, Texas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD Utilizing basic plain weave and counting stitches, linear and geometric forms were created. I find the process and results akin to nature. Whether looking at a snowflake or at wildflowers blanketing a prairie, there is always a congruent form or pattern. Today, our natural environment and conservation are inseparable topics. The mixed materials used in this piece, from fine ▶
Spring Green Spring Green
Pat Kroth   •  Verona, Wisconsin, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2700   Buy Now  » The newly formed leaves in spring have a unique, transient color that heralds the transformation from cold to warm, dark to light, and winter to spring. Photo by Larry Sanders
Match Sticks Match Sticks
Melisse Laing   •  Bellingham, Washington, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3000   Buy Now  » Match Sticks is part of my “Sticks” series, in which I challenged myself to show different ways of combining stripes and backgrounds so that the stripes (sticks) move into and out of the background. After completing eight pieces using the entire quilt as the image, I decided to transform the image into small, improvisationally- pieced “squares.” I ▶
Transition Transition
Jennifer H. Landau   •  San Francisco, California, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1300   Buy Now  » Color and material move between the nebulous and the structured. The rigid forms of die cut felt both emerge out of, and dissolve into, the organic haze of dyed, felted wool. Randomness and order hang in the balance, as pigment and shape transition from one state to the other. Photo by Sibila Savage Photography
Dance of Life: Tidal Pools Dance of Life: Tidal Pools
Mary-Ellen Latino   •  Northborough, Massachusetts, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1800   Buy Now  » As I walked along a rocky shore in Maine at low tide, shallow pools of seawater mesmerized me. Intricate patterns emerged in the sand while water swirled, danced, and sang with a hypnotic rhythm. I was transformed and spiritually awakened by this intimate moment in time. Tide pool markings and swirls inspire the soul to imagine magical and delightful sea creatures. Although ▶
Turmoil: Recovering From Trauma Turmoil: Recovering From Trauma
Michele Makinen   •  Chicago, Illinois, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2000   Buy Now  » This quilt is a metaphor for the process of recovery after one has experienced trauma. I chose the image of a drain to portray this idea. Fragmentation of the self is shown by the disconnected inner shapes, jagged contrast stitching, and raw-edge appliqué. Harsh colors and patterns transform from the center and gradual recovery of the self is represented by softer ▶
Wood Grain #1 Wood Grain #1
Valerie Maser-Flanagan   •  Carlisle, Massachusetts, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2800   Buy Now  » Wood Grain #1 is inspired by the color, line, and texture of wood and its intricate grain. Line and color form abstract design, while the interaction between pattern and proportion create movement that influences perception. Photo by Joe Ofria
Lakshmi Lakshmi
Julie Poirier Mathur   •  Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada More Info
NFSMy memories of Lakshmi are kept in pixels—those little squares which are assembled and transformed into her image. Lakshmi had the ability to switch roles from mother to sister, wife, or daughter as easily and gracefully as the drape of her silk saris. Altering the role of her saris from clothes to cloth, I recycled them into pixels. And as I walk away, those pixels ▶
Aging On Aging On
Sherri Lipman McCauley   •  Lakeway, Texas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2200   Buy Now  » I like to work extemporaneously and in the abstract. Bright colors, geometry, and asymmetry excite me. The simple line of a geometric shape, the blast of a colorful line, or the contrast of black against white makes my canvas sing. After a visit with my aging parents, I began to reflect on the serendipity of life and death, youth and aging. Life prevails over death, just as ▶
Dilemma Dilemma
Amanda Miller   •  Eugene, Oregon, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD A spinal aneurysm in 2016 caused me to lose all movement from my waist down. After emergency surgery and a lengthy stay in a hospital and in a rehabilitation center, I came home to start the slow, arduous process of regaining my ability to walk. My “miracle” recovery, while extensive, is not complete and I have had to come to terms with my body’s new ▶
The Burning Bush The Burning Bush
Orit Modiano   •  Ramat-Gan, Israel More Info Audio Statement available
$4000   Buy Now  » According to the laws of nature, the “burning bush” was supposed to undergo a metamorphosis by burning to its core. But contrary to those laws, while burning in flames it actually went through a very different metamorphosis—back to being a live bush! Photo by Mr. Yaron Weinberg
Wicked Thoughts Wicked Thoughts
Suzanne Housley Noonan   •  Barrington, Rhode Island, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD Metamorphosis is not always a beautiful thing. A great number of people hide their feelings behind an outer shell, put there for all the world to see. Beneath it are grief, shame, doubt, frustration, fear, envy, depression, and sadness. This piece is made of layers of cotton, cut and peeled away to reveal the color below. The fabric is shredded along the edges to represent ▶
Portals: Past, Present, Future Portals: Past, Present, Future
Kasia O   •  Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD Portals: Past, Present, Future symbolizes the evolution of quilts. The outside ring represents the beginning of my sewing passion when my mother taught me embroidery stitches as a girl. The inner portal represents the techniques used by women in quilting bees, telling stories in their heirloom quilts. The center portal represents the independence of fine art quilters, whose ▶
Rutile Rutile
Heather Pregger   •  Fort Worth, Texas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2000   Buy Now  » The word “metamorphism” means “change in form.” To me, as a geologist, the word describes a class of rocks— metamorphic rocks. They are changed by extreme heat or extreme pressure into something entirely different. Rutile is a metamorphic mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide.
Squirrel and Locust Squirrel and Locust
Sue Reno   •  Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3700   Buy Now  » I often think about the small mammals that live and die in our midst. I wanted to give this squirrel a shot at immortality. The vintage embroidered scene is a bit of whimsical anthropomorphism, while the skulls represent the actual end point in an endlessly repeating cycle.
HARU HARU
Maria Shell   •  Anchorage, Alaska, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD Haru means Spring in Japanese. Spring is the time of greatest transformation in our natural world. I remember my first winter in Alaska. Towards the end of April, when the melting mess of ice, water, mud, and snow had finally given way to green ground, I felt sunlight and air on my arms. What an amazing feeling! After seven months of sweaters, my skin was once again in ▶
Unveiled Existence Unveiled Existence
Amanda Snavely   •  Portland, Oregon, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2500   Buy Now  » Our true selves are often concealed behind the perceived images of our identities as mother, wife, relative, friend, and artist. Subconsciously, I had developed layers of camouflage to avoid criticism for not conforming to the accepted norms of each role. Moving across the country, I put aside that camouflage. Unfettered by the pull from relatives, social groups, and a ▶
This Ongoing This Ongoing
Joan Sowada   •  Gillette, Wyoming, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$950   Buy Now  » This artwork shows cracking apart: birth, death, and decay. We are changing constantly. This change is a beautiful thing to notice and to accept. Photo by Ken Sanville
Shagbark 7 Shagbark 7
Virginia Spiegel   •  Byron, Illinois, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2555   Buy Now  » My back yard is dominated by four huge shagbark hickory trees, which shed not only branches but also long strips of their gnarly bark. I marvel at their continual renewal and change. Beautiful cinnamon-red inner bark contrasts with a dusting of snow and the earthy colors of the peeling bark. The trees are just as alive in their winter sleep as they will be in their coming ▶
The Mystery of Thought The Mystery of Thought
Maggie Vanderweit   •  Fergus, Ontario, Canada More Info Audio Statement available
NFSI wonder why and I wonder how. I wonder how thought becomes action, and words, and things. I don’t know how the neurons fire, how the brain creates the ego experience of being me, how it drives my body and soul to morph, develop, grow, and finally die. There is a lot of white space here for the empty moments and lost thoughts.
Room at the Table Room at the Table
Maggie Vanderweit   •  Fergus, Ontario, Canada More Info Audio Statement available
NFSAfter the horrors of World War II, my parents immigrated from Holland to Canada with their six children. There was room there: room for them to thrive, and grow, and change. They all became Canadian citizens, learned to speak English, and adapted to North American ways. The chairs represent inclusion, possibility, and welcome at the new table.


 

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