Kaleidoscope III collage – Handwoven textile artwork


Textile collage artwork from handwoven silk & bamboo textiles

Dimensions: 9″h x 12″w

Organic shapes collide over a background of diamonds in this piece.  Are there sea creatures swimming over the ocean floor or microbes attracted to each other in a unique biosphere?  You can interpret this piece many ways, because it is easy to get lost in the breadth of colors and patterns.

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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