FALLING TOWARDS THE EARTH WORKSHOP

This workshop began with the questions: “How would you feel if you were falling towards the earth? What would you see? How would you move? Students had fun sharing their answers. These questions also helped them approach this class with a fresh perspective. This is the Surface Art Association of Southern California. A very willing group of students who enjoyed experimenting with different materials to create a fiber collage.

Students experimented creating the collage elements using a variety of tools and surfaces including: drawing with a stick or feather, using acrylic inks, Setacolor, Lutrador, dryer sheets, rice paper and silk. It’s fun for me to watch them experiment and make new discoveries.

The created collage elements are combined with other fabrics and fused onto bamboo batting. No sewing machine needed! Each student made the work their own voice. Here’s a few of the voices!

I decided to change mine to a winter landscape after returning to my studio. My starting point of snow and stars did give me inspiration. I used some of my photographs for the water and tree shapes. This art quilt brings back memories of spending some winter vacation time at Big Bear Lake when the kids were little. Also of growing up in the midwest. The title is, “The Trees are Sleeping.” Size, 10×14″.

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~ by fiberverse on November 1, 2010.

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