Featured Artist - January 2012 Linda Witte Henke
I am drawn to the fiber medium by its tactile nature, nuanced palette, and endless versatility. I especially enjoy creating work that begins with a blank surface that I bring to life by introducing layers of dye, paint, paper, foil, stitch, and embellishment.
Vacillating on a continuum between abstract and representational, my work often gives voice to sacred texts and theological themes. I am especially fascinated by the capacities of color and imagery to evoke mystery and invite reflection. My most recent fascination is with the creation of three-dimensional figurative sculptures.
My work is displayed in juried solo, group, and invitational exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and North America, where my work also resides in corporate, parish, and private collections. I maintain an active commission schedule, primarily for textile projects purposed for liturgical use.
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|Psalm 30: Joy in the Morning
20" x 30", © 2011
36" x 36", © 2011