Kaleidoscope I collage – handwoven textile artwork

$200.00

Textile collage artwork from handwoven alpaca, silk & bamboo textiles

Dimensions: 9″h x 9″w

This bright collection of colors and patterns was inspired by a kaleidoscope I received.  I enjoyed watching the colors collide and the patterns evolve as I twisted it in my hands. In keeping with the nature of that device, you can rotate this and hang it on any side to change its appearance on your wall!

This series draws upon my ongoing appreciation of kaleidoscopes.  To me, they are a perfect blend of color and pattern, with a bit of randomness thrown in.  I upcycle my fabric swatches and samples to create these pieces, combining the patterns and colors from a variety of fabrics into one larger piece.  Disrupting their natural order by cutting them is both exhilarating & scary.  I create visual dynamics by working with numerous swatches until the final work has tactile dimension within a kaleidoscope of intersecting patterns. 

Why use fiber for art?

Fiber speaks to my sense of order. There is a never-ending source of color options and my hands always stay clean!  My tools are texture, color and pattern.  When combined, they produce tactile dimension as well as visual impact in my finished works.

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