Featured Artist - October 2015 Bobbi Baugh
I am interested in patterns and relationships: human, organic, and those that imply causality and consequence. Sometimes I explore them in the role of artist-as-storyteller. Sometimes I explore them in the role of artist-as-archaeologist: digging for things unseen, then juxtaposing them with elements that might not be expected. Always, it is my hope to draw the viewer into the narrative of the images. I believe my work is successful when it evokes a desire to look deeply at the images, to remember them, and to wonder about their meaning.
I draw on the traditions of painting, hand printmaking and art quilting to build collaged works. Using a gelatin printing plate for textured images, as well as hand painting fabric, I create one-of-a-kind images on rice paper and muslin. I collage these pieces onto backing fabric and add machine stitching for more texture.