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Beneath the Surface Beneath the Surface
Lys Axelson   •  Big Bear City, California, USA More Info
$9000   Buy Now  » Imagine seeing thousands of groupers all in one place— so many that they bump into each other. These grand fish, which can weigh up to 800 pounds, swim thousands of miles to aggregate and breed. Their spawning is triggered by the full moon, lasting only one hour. Soon after breeding, they disappear into the blue-green oceans, leaving the water foggy with eggs and ▶
Transparent Self Transparent Self
Karen M Balos   •  Oakland, California, USA More Info
$1500   Buy Now  » I’m held together by Scotch tape. I am hollow inside. I am also transparent, open, and glittering. Is there such a thing as a “true” self?
Scroll of the Common Thread Scroll of the Common Thread
Caroline Bell   •  Southampton, Great Britain More Info
$500   Buy Now  » This piece is an element of a larger body of work titled A Common Thread, which was a three-year-long study of my local urban green space. On an almost daily basis, materials including leaves, barks, fungi, fruits, and other found objects were gathered. Investigations were carried out to ascertain the print, dye, and mark making potential of each. Where appropriate, ▶
Hunted Hunted
Jeannie Bench   •  Anchorage, Alaska, USA More Info
NFSThis wall-hung sculptural piece is a pocket; a deflated vessel to hold memory; an envelope to hold rewritten stories. Photo by Kevin G. Smith Photography
Princess J Princess J
Marie C Bergstedt   •  San Francisco, California, USA More Info
SOLD “Princess J”, accomplished bassist and band director of otherwise all-male jazz bands during Chicago’s roaring 1920s, was just Great Aunt Thelma to me. I couldn’t be sure of her fascinating tales, but the Internet records her lively memories in jazz history writing, photographs, and recordings. She also gave me fantastic costumes from her ▶
View from Horseback of Rowena Crest View from Horseback of Rowena Crest
Christina Brown   •  Portland, Oregon, USA More Info
$1200   Buy Now  » “Rowena Crest” references a horseback ride in the Columbia Gorge, blending the landscape with the vehicle upon which it was experienced. Horses have been a part of our visual landscape for centuries, providing us with their labor and transportation. Though their efforts have largely been replaced by machines,we can now appreciate their beauty and magnificent ▶
Ginger Jar Ginger Jar
Betty Busby   •  Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA More Info
$4500   Buy Now  » I reinterpreted the traditional Asian ginger jar form in fiber.
Dance in Blue & Copper Dance in Blue & Copper
Leonie Castelino   •  Mahwah, New Jersey, USA More Info
NFSMy art in contemporary bojagi celebrates the strength of the feminine. The Dance series is all about freedom; uninhibited expression, robust dialogue, dreaming and thinking of ideas, and discovering new paths to question who one is and what is the purpose of being. I believe we have a responsibility to ourselves and to each other to fly high, soar into the heavens, ▶
Cyphers Cyphers
Linda Colsh   •  Middletown, Maryland, USA More Info
$9600   Buy Now  » I am intrigued by the idea of edges and margins— specifically, people living on the edge or in the margins. A special concern is displacement. A diasporian’s identity is often just a number on an identity card or passport: a numeric code, a cypher. “Cypher” comes from Arabic meaning “nothing,” a definition that evolved to mean not ▶
Boroboro Suite Boroboro Suite
Judith Content   •  Palo Alto, California, USA More Info
$1200   Buy Now  » The Japanese word boroboro relates to cloth; worn out, tattered, and then repaired. Indigo dyed hemp and cotton fabrics were layered and stitched many times, providing warmth to one or many. Photo by James Dewrance
Hunter Gatherer; Guardian Hunter Gatherer; Guardian
Kate E Crossley   •  Abingdon, United Kingdom More Info
$2100   Buy Now  » Hunter Gatherer; Guardian emerged from thoughts about a recent biogeographical DNA test done to determine where my ancestors came from. The jacket represents the connection to my ancestors—the feeling that they still surround, nurture, protect, and support me. I am enriched by my culture and my heritage. The jacket is my offering to them and my contact to the past.
Miriam`s Well Miriam`s Well
Shannon M Dion   •  Portage, Michigan, USA More Info
NFSAccording to Jewish tradition, the prophet Miriam had such strong faith in God and love for her people that a well providing water followed the Israelites as they wandered through the wilderness. What if Miriam’s pitcher could have been the source of that well?
Segments of my Past Segments of my Past
Giny Dixon   •  Danville, California, USA More Info
$2000   Buy Now  » Over the years, I have created a variety of different designs utilizing dyes and paints, all starting with white fabric. They have been used in multiple projects and many now live with other people in faraway locations. Saving samples of the fabrics I created, different pieces were sewn together in double-sided panels to hang freely, as a visual reminder of my early ▶
Cocoon 2 Cocoon 2
Chiaki Dosho   •  Kawasaki-Shi, Japan More Info
SOLD There is an unkept, forgotten attic in an old mansion. The stairs squeak as I climb. In the attic there are things atmy feet, such as a sepia tone photograph, an old dress, a stopped clock, a cracked mirror, and an old cocoon.These items are proof that many people used to live here, leaving parts of themselves behind that seem frozen in time. They remind me of cocoons ▶
Bogong Bogong
Dianne Firth   •  Canberra, Australia More Info
$5000   Buy Now  » In spring, Bogong moths emerge from the black soil regions of temperate eastern Australia. At night they fly long distances south to the high-altitude areas of the Great Dividing Range. They rest in the cool, moist mountain caves over the summer, living off their fat reserves. In autumn they migrate back north to breed.Attracted by city lights, or perhaps blown off ▶
Spiraling Currents of Golden Light Spiraling Currents of Golden Light
Jayne B Gaskins   •  Reston, Virginia, USA More Info
$2500   Buy Now  » Rhythm is a critical element of dance and music, but I’m most drawn to it in the visual arts. While working on this piece, I was listening to music, and the artwork must have picked up on my love of rhythm becauseit essentially designed itself. All I did was refine it to ensure the piece works from all sides, as is necessary for a sculpture. The inclusion of ▶
Secret Garden Secret Garden
Dorothy Gerring   •  Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA More Info
NFSOur hearts hold the love of special places where we can find solace, joy, and inspiration. This secret garden is a quilter’s landscape, a whimsical dream of life found by a babbling brook on a sunny day. Here is respite, shade, and delight at finding a frolicking kaleidoscope of butterflies, bunnies, and blooms. This is a celebration of life; the promise of ▶
Sanguine Sanguine
Sharon Havelka   •  Memphis, Tennessee, USA More Info
NFSSanguine means to be optimistic or hopeful, especially in a difficult or gloomy situation. This quilt focuseson materials that bleed into one another after oiling. I used Chinese and Indian silks sewn next to cotton. Both the process and title are associated with the word exsanguination, meaning“to bleed out”.
Bridal Veil Bridal Veil
Jim Hay   •  Takasaki, Gunma, Japan More Info
SOLD Today she marries to become one with the glorious sun. She dons the bridal veil and the red ring of betrothal. Her six wings imperceptibly lift her above the ground that she may pause for this last time. She looks out over her realm to share her warmth with all who gather in this moment. Then… she is here and she is gone.
Habitat Habitat
Stacy Hortner   •  Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA More Info
$3200   Buy Now  » Habitat is a vision of my perfect world where climate change hasn’t affected the pristine underwater ecosystems.
Chain Stitch Chain Stitch
Sara Impey   •  Colchester, Great Britain More Info
NFSWhatever we make as craftspeople, we are making connections, both physically and metaphorically. All the words on this piece mean assembling or joining together. On one side they are taken from textiles, and on the other from metalwork. Together they form an unbroken chain. Photo by Art Van Go
Shift Change Shift Change
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred   •  Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA More Info
$1750   Buy Now  » The “dues paid” button worn by newly organized steelworkers represented the promise of regular work, steady wages, and a part of the American dream. Reflecting the cultural patchwork of our country at the time, they came from varied backgrounds, ethnic groups, races, and levels of education. Based on 1930’s images (courtesy of the Library of ▶
Male? Female? (two parts) Male? Female? (two parts)
Brigitte Kopp   •  Kasel-Golzig, Germany More Info
$1600   Buy Now  » We all have both sexes in us, more or less. Because of this you can change the heads of the sculptures.
Imago Imago
Jennifer H Landau   •  San Francisco, California, USA More Info
$1500   Buy Now  » Imago presents how we emerge each day or through each phase of life. The name comes from the entomological meaning; the process of emerging into the adult form. We move through layers of mood,choice, and constraint. Each is a scrappy, pieced schist of memory and secrets, bound together by thin, resilient threads of purpose, hope, and survival.Between these layers we ▶
Migration: Precious Cargo Migration: Precious Cargo
Roxanne H Lasky   •  Bluffton, South Carolina, USA More Info
$2000   Buy Now  » I stitch my stories as maps. I call them Textile Topographies. They provide a fitting metaphor for the terrain of experience; its movement, its change, and its challenges. Migration: Precious Cargo is an artist’s traveling bag, shards of a town, and times that blend joy and loss into the complex directions of roads well-traveled. It is a look at impermanence and ▶
Saint Anastasia Saint Anastasia
Susan Lenz   •  Columbia, South Carolina, USA More Info
$2500   Buy Now  » Anastasia spread love everywhere. She said “I love you” in place of “good-bye”. In the summer of 2016, Anastasia faced cancer with an amazing dignity, grace, and ethereal spirit. She shared this last journey on social media, teaching friends and admirers how to live while dying, and how to die while living. She posed for this icon and suggested ▶
Sanctuary City Sanctuary City
Eleanor Levie   •  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA More Info
$1245   Buy Now  » The place I call home, Philadelphia, is one among hundreds of sanctuary cities in the U.S. My“city of brotherly love” (sisterly love implied) accepts its moral obligation to protect immigrants and refugees. City leaders and activists alike fight against detentions, deportations, family separations, and discrimination. We rise to welcome the stranger, give ▶
Not To Know But To Go On Not To Know But To Go On
Judith E Martin   •  Sheguiandah, Ontario, Canada More Info
$8000   Buy Now  » Not To Know But To Go On is the result of a daily stitching practice that documents three years (2010-2013), beginning and ending on my birthday. The work addresses mortality, the connection of past and future, and the relentless rhythm of time itself. I was inspired by the affirmative minimalism found in the colorful Finnish rugs of my heritage, yet this piece is ▶
Slot Canyon Slot Canyon
Mary H McCauley   •  Fort Collins, Colorado, USA More Info
SOLD Slot Canyon is a free-standing pop up mounted on a plexiglass frame that allows it to twist 90 degrees as it opens. The facets represent the red rock formations in the slot canyons of the southwestern United States. The blue collage appliqués are seasonal streams that flow through the canyons. Photo by Inge Kraus Photography
Facets II Facets II
Dolores Miller   •  San Jose, California, USA More Info
SOLD Facets II is about texture and pattern formed by folded, tucked, and stitched fabric, stripped of color and embellishment. The free-standing cubic shape can be mounted in many orientations, letting the viewer see the play of light and shadow on the surface from many perspectives.
Cinque Terre Cinque Terre
Diane Nunez   •  Southfield, Michigan, USA More Info
$3850   Buy Now  » Our environment is comprised of many three- dimensional forms. Homes and buildings are connected through a network of alleys, walks, boulevards, and streets, forming strong circulation patterns. Our built environment protects us from the elements. Sunlight and shadow come into structures that vary in their materials, colors, and patterns. Topography varies as well, ▶
Earth: Our Home Planet Earth: Our Home Planet
Anita M Payne De Gaia   •  Perth, Ontario, Canada More Info
NFSPlanet Earth sustains life because of an amazing balancing act. Not too close or too far from the sun, the earth is the perfect temperature to have liquid water. The sun provides energy, but the ozone layer protects us from too much UV radiation. Earth’s magnetic field keeps our atmosphere, a delicate balance of gasses, from being blown away by solar winds. There ▶
Lookouts I: Caesar & Friends Lookouts I: Caesar & Friends
Cathy J Perlmutter   •  South Pasadena, California, USA More Info
SOLD This sculpture started out as used denim jeans, which I manipulated into faces and embellished with upcycled elements ranging from old clothing labels, to buttons and beads, to a zipper pull mouth. The face with a golden leaf appliqué looks like Julius Caesar to me. These statues seem to be keeping watch; they also seem to be an expression of the multiple ▶
Orphan Orphan
Karen Rips   •  Thousand Oaks, California, USA More Info
$6800   Buy Now  » In my series Loss, I deal with death: impending death, death as a reality, and then the aftermath. Loss is about broken connections, fulfilled and unfulfilled expectations, emptiness, and confronting our own mortality. Photo by Ted Rips
What Choice do they have? What Choice do they have?
Anne E Solomon   •  Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada More Info
$1500   Buy Now  » Living a privileged life in a peaceful Western country, I don’t have to worry about my family’s safety. The world’s 65 million refugees aren’t so lucky. In the West, most of us have more than we need, but unfortunately we don’t seem to want to share our good fortune.My suitcase represents the little that refugees are able to take with them ▶
Azuru Azuru
Carole Staples   •  West Chester, Ohio, USA More Info
SOLD Throughout history, masks in various forms (sacred, practical, or playful) have played a crucial role in the development of our understanding about what it means to be human. They allow us to imagine what it is like to be transformed into a different identity, or to hide one’s identity and emotions.I am very intrigued by the metaphorical masks we humans wear and ▶
Symbiosis II Symbiosis II
Maria Stoller   •  Zurich, Switzerland More Info
$6000   Buy Now  » Our lives are tremendously intertwined with the natural world. We will forever need nature more than it needs us. Finding this synergy between the human race and Mother Nature is an endless struggle. Hopefully we will find our place within her secure arms. The four seasons are represented by columns of tree trunks. The intimate association between man and nature is ▶
Circle Circle
Els van Baarle   •  Dreischor, Zeeland, Netherlands More Info
$1600   Buy Now  » Usually I work with a lot of color, but for this piece I was inspired by the color of stones I saw in China. The hemp material is also from China. Photo by Joop van Houdt
Collection Mapped Collection Mapped
Marjolein van der Eijk   •  Dordrecht, Netherlands More Info
$1500   Buy Now  » The beauty of an antique zigzag folded map from the Siebold collection in the Japan Museum in Leiden, the Netherlands, inspired me to make this leporello book. The forms were chosen in response to the order of Japanese society in combination with the facial colors of the geishas. Photo by John Tromp
Jesse & Me Jesse & Me
Maggie Vanderweit   •  Fergus, Ontario, Canada More Info
NFSThis is a spirit urn for a beloved pet. We got Jesse when he was a wee kitten, and he lived with us for 19 years. He died in May 2016, and we miss him every day. He was handsome, regal, cuddly, adventurous, intuitive, and gentle, and he always sought out connection and interaction with us. His daily favorite, after belly rubs, was going head to head, purring and ▶
There are snakes lurking in the grass There are snakes lurking in the grass
Marijke van Welzen   •  Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands More Info
NFSA garden path overgrown with bushes and shrubs. What’s that moving under the branches? Be careful! There are always snakes lurking in the grass.
Islamic Courtyard Islamic Courtyard
Dianne Miller Wolman   •  Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA More Info
$2500   Buy Now  » During a trip to Morocco, I was enthralled by the variety of rich designs, prints, and patterns hidden within courtyards surrounded by plain mud and stucco walls. Only the doorways and fretwork on windows hinted at the elaborate decorations inside. I took many photos and studied books on Islamic architecture.This construction does not represent a specific building, ▶