Becoming Sculptural

Normally my fiber art is hung on the wall. As I was about to create a sculpture of my own, I sought inspiration from an amazing exhibit. I explored Beverly’s Garden at the Sam And Alfreda Malloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts in Alta Loma, CA. My quest was to see “Sculpture in the Garden 2016” curated by Juan and Susie Thorp of the Bunny Gunner Gallery. The sculptures were humorous, magical, geometrical, etc. Light shimmered. Mobiles rang.

I thought of bones while viewing T. Robert-Pacini’s work and sat on a bench enjoying Brenda Hurst’s sculpture made of rusted cans. I experienced the African symbols of Charles Dickson’s sculpture. The art became part of the landscape of native plants and of the sky.



(from top to bottom: T. Robert-Pacini, Brenda Hurst, and Charles Dickenson.)

Suzanne Fontaine’s mobile of recycled materials rang gently in the breeze, William Catling’s piece soared, and Pat Warner’s sculpture drew me close.



(Suzanne Fontaine, William Catling, and Pat Warner.)


My sculpture will go indoors. I have been working on the tapestry for months, creating a base and collaging ethnic and vintage fabrics. Here’s the frame my husband and I built of Redwood. I’m still deciding if I want to write text on the frame.


The tapestry now stands on its own. Light passes through. I think of placing objects on top or at the base. Sculpture creates it’s own room to explore. These are details of the yet unnamed art. I still have a month to pull it together. In the meantime I observe it in my living room. I like the idea of creating a piece I can walk around.




~ by fiberverse on June 20, 2016.

3 Responses to “Becoming Sculptural”

  1. Thanks for sharing your journey — which has introduced me to artists I would have otherwise not seen.I am particularly delighted by image of the circles, the rusted suns, in Arrested Decay. And I saw some deeply compelling and spiritually resonant art when I looked up Charles Dickson. So you’ve woven me in and extended me, fed and filled me with new ideas. Thank you!

    • Thank you for enjoying and for spending the time to research the artists. Charles had a chart for the meaning of the symbols. He is amazing.

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