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Artist Information for Shelley Brucar

I have always loved looking at and touching fabrics, absolutely captivated by the colors and the textures of cloth. Now I have added paper, another type of fabric, to my work.

In creating my own fabric and paper, I dye, paint, monoprint and screen. I use image transfer, threads, beads mixed media and other surface design elements that the piece demands, going wherever the design takes me.

My work is inspired by nature - mountains, water and forests, landscapes and seascapes. I try to convey a sense of peace and serenity in my art, inviting the viewer to step into that moment.

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Medeina, Goddess of the Forest

Medeina, Goddess of the Forest 22" x 12"  

My Goddess series is about strong women. Some of these goddesses are from mythology and some are imagined by me. Medeina is the Baltic goddess of the Forest. Fabric and paper sculpture. 



Corallina, Goddess of the Reefs

Corallina, Goddess of the Reefs 22" x 12"  

My Goddess series is about strong women. Some of these goddesses are from mythology and some are imagined by me. Corallina protects our reefs which are being bleached and dying as a result of warming seas. Fabric and paper sculpture. 



Graffiti Trees 1

Graffiti Trees 1 20" x 16"  

The Graffiti Trees series grew out of my love for birch trees. Paper collage. 



Graffiti Trees 2

Graffiti Trees 2 20" x 16"  

The Graffiti Trees series grew out of my love for birch trees. After the first Graffiti Trees piece, I wanted to see what these trees would look like in the sunset. Paper collage. 



Total Eclipse of the Sun

Total Eclipse of the Sun 8" x 8"  

Total Eclipse of the Sun was a gift for a friend who had great excitement about and traveled far for the best possible viewing of the August eclipse. Fabric and paper sculpture.