Tuesday, April 11, 2006

No Boundaries: Contemporary Baskets

Very nice images of work by Chrissa Brock and Jan Hopkins.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Fiberart International 2007

This work by Randy Walker got a third place award and is one of my favorites.

Fiberart International 2007

Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art

produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh

Check out this site. The last Fiberart International was in 2004 and was a fabulous show. Images of the winners from the last show are shown on the site.

Submissions from artists around the world reflect a wide range of work related to the fiber medium, including expressions rooted in traditional craft materials, structure, processes and history as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber, painting, sculpture, conceptual and installation art.

Fiberart International 2007

April 14, 2007 to August 19, 2007

Submission deadline: August 18, 2006

Download prospectus at the site.

Not the Knitting You Know

Sculptural Knitting and Crochet

WOW, this is some amazing work. There are more images to see at the site and bios for the artists.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Off to teach class at Midwest Basketry Focus

Picture above shows Blue Beak Anteater in process, this is about one-third done. Gives you an idea of the process involved in creating my work. Picture below is the finished work. More pictures can be found at my web.

I am off to teach a couple of classes at the Midwest Basketry Focus. I will put pictures up when I return showing events at the conference.

Tsuguo Yanai's Fiber Art

Tsuguo Yanai is an award-winning Japanese artist who works in the medium of paper work, or fiber art. Though engaged in a variety of creative endeavours, his main emphasis is on creating installations under the theme of "Matter and Memory."

The common thread in all of his works, from prints to installations, is that they involve working with the medium of fiber, which is the basis of paper.

Thomasin Durgin Portfolio

Thomasin Durgin Portfolio

This is some recent work that I find very interesting. Nice uses of beading to create interesting modern comments on our daily life. Check it out!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Jiro Yonezawa at Jane Sauer's Thirteen Moons Gallery

Jiro Yonezawa has some amazing bamboo works that you should not miss if you are in the vicinity of Santa Fe. There are pictures of more of his work at the Thirteen Moons Gallery site.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Baskets from recycled materials.

Fascinating collection of baskets using ordinary recycled materials. I especially like the Hornet's Nest using plastic army men.

The artist ( Elizabeth Morisette, see her Sushi below) has work in two current shows in/near Baltimore, MD. The first is at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore (School33.org) and is called PLETHORA. It will run from March 2 - 30 with an the night of March 2. The second is at the Howard County Arts Center, (http://www.hocoarts.org/) Eliicott City, MD and includes the work of Margi Weir. It will run from March 10-April 21, 2006.

Sushi Box series

Sushi Box series
Woven plastic grocery bags in wooden boxes; 2005.

Some wonderful weavings using plastic bags. See her wallhangings for them.

This work is by Elizabeth Morisette who also made the baskets mentioned above. If you are in the Baltimore MD area you should drop by and see the shows mentioned in the previous post.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Textil 2005 Swedish Fiber Artists

Syntes 2004 by Britta Carlström

Intestinal loop by Ulla West

WOW, great site of Swedish Fiber Artists. I can't read most of it but I love the artwork. One of my favorites is Intestinal loop by Ulla West and Syntes 2004 by Britta Carlström. There also is a 12 page pdf catalog of the show, alas in Swedish and not English.

Fiber Art Sweden 2005

Fiber Art was formed1998 as a forum for contemporary textile art. FAS purpose is to create contacts and to circulate information, to work with exhibitions in Sweden and internationaly, to watch over and debate questions conserning the area.

The spring 2006 FAS had 38 members, most of them working in Stockholm.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets

Ferne Jacobs, Tides, waxed linen thread,
26” x 17” x 17.”

If you are in the Tempe, Arizona area be sure to check out this fabulous show of contemporary baskets. Includes most of the best known working basketry artists.

Sara and David Lieberman, with their impeccable eye and passion for contemporary craft, have assembled one of the best collections of contemporary baskets in the country. Approximately 75 works will be on exhibit from the more than 150 works in their collection. The baskets are made from traditional, natural materials as well as commercial and often surprising media. Artists range from the regional to the international, and the collection includes both functional and sculptural forms.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets
from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection
Arizona State University Art Museum,
Tempe, Arizona
December 10, 2005 – April 1, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Red -eyed Hummingbird Woodpecker

Red -eyed Hummingbird Woodpecker
Originally uploaded by 84rms.
This is a detail image of my bird in the collaborative work that is I listed earlier.

Go to the set for these and do a slideshow and the bird will do a spin for you.

This is to be part of a collaborative work done by the LA Knotters for Zimmer Children's Museum in Los Angeles entitled "show&tel." We have worked around a clock and will be adding a total of six birds one of which will be my Woodpecker

Time Flies, front

Time Flies, front
Originally uploaded by 84rms.
This is the front of the collaborative work done by "whyKnot in LA" for the Zimmer Children's Museum in Los Angeles entitled "show&tel." We have all worked on the clock and each created their own bird adding a total of five birds to the clock.

Photography by Bernard Wolf

You can see detail pictures of this work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/84rms/sets/1814380/

PBWiki for artists

Hi all. It has been awhile since I have added anything here but have been working on a couple of new works. I also have put some of my work on the wiki at http://www.pbwiki.com. It is a great site to post images of your art work as well as to discuss the work online. I am looking forward to adding more of my work and seeing the response from the community.

My Knoted Waxed Linen wiki is at http://knot84rms.blogspot.com/

There is a tour of the pbwiki located at PBwiki tour!

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