I know, I know...its an incredibly creative title but considering the fact that its been a while since I've done a post about artwork it seems appropriate. And now that I've gotten you all excited, I have to admit that its not my art. I collect small fiber art pieces so I thought I would share with you one I just purchased.
I got this in the mail today from Wen Redmond. You may remember her from her extremely cool article in the April/May 2007 issue of Quilting Arts. After her article, "Holographic Memories," I went to her website and drooled...and drooled...and drooled some more.
I finally wrote to her and told her that I would like to purchase a giclee of "Opening", the piece above. She let me know that she would have to create one and set to work on it. Its absolutely wonderful!!! (The colors are much more vibrant in person, go see her website for a better photo. The one she made me is a mini version of the one on her site, measuring about 13"x16".)
Wen is a wonderful artist and she is also really friendly and easy to work with. She was very willing to work with me on the size of the piece and I am extremely excited to hang this in my studio! Go check out her work...and keep some tissue next to your keyboard because its seriously drool-worthy.
And just to prove that I am not a complete slacker, I've been taking a lot of photos lately. I've just posted several on my Flickr page and my mind is working on the different ways I can incorporate these into some collages and art quilts.
Here are two of my new favorites. These are really interesting because the first one is rust from an old Ford pick-up truck and the second one is of bark! Its interesting that they seem to share some of the same characteristics.
Hey, if you know what kind of tree is in the bark picture, leave me a comment. Its the weirdest thing I've ever seen. Go here to see the other two shots I took of it, I'm really curious about it!