Julia Bland‘s work does not fit perfectly into a single category, but spans beautifully across fiber art and painting. In her work, she deconstructs and manipulates fabric and threads before reconstructing them into the final pieces you see here. The vibrant, geometric designs are stunning. Some of the work is stitched into a solid piece, while others float on loosely woven backgrounds. Either way her work is unique and intriguing.
Posts Tagged ‘art’
April 13, 2018 by Erin Fletcher
February 15, 2018 by Erin Fletcher
With a few simple tools, artist Aakash Nihalani transforms ordinary spaces into wildly imaginative and playful ones. By creating visually dimensional shapes out of tape, cardboard and paint, seemingly sterile spaces become interactive. Making the impossible seem possible.
January 16, 2018 by Erin Fletcher
I’ve just stumbled across the work of painter John Holcomb and I’m completely infatuated. In John’s Floral series he uses inspiration from nature itself and the old Dutch masters. John uses these paintings as a form of therapy to ease his mind and work through the complexities of his other work. He brings an absolute brilliant and whimsical interpretation to the 17th century paintings.
October 21, 2017 by Erin Fletcher
During my stay at Penland School of Crafts, I made my way to the Penland Gallery and Visitors Center. There are several gallery spaces within the building, but they each house work related in some way to Penland. The main space features work by artist who have taught at Fenland and this is where I saw the work of Leigh Suggs. Her large cut-out pieces stand out from other work constructed in the same manner. There is wonderful movement to her work and when viewed up close, one can see the texture added through painting that offers a unique feel.
April 11, 2017 by Erin Fletcher
If you go to Emily Barletta‘s website (and I highly recommend that you do), click on her paper portfolio page. You’ll have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find more pieces like the ones in this post, but along the way you’ll stumbled upon one amazing piece after another. Emily’s expressive illustrations are created through calculation and precision, building the image one stitch at a time.
March 17, 2017 by Erin Fletcher
Australian artist, Sarah Strickland is predominately a textile designer, but her work with paper is quite stunning. The following pieces were originally created as painted paper collages before being digitized and printed on fabric. Sarah crafts her multilayered pieces using bold colors and textures.
February 14, 2017 by Erin Fletcher
Using double-exposure, Miranda Crooks has created these dreamlike images of plants. The photographic effect and the rich, vibrant colors pull you away from reality. In her watercolor pieces, Miranda uses a softer palette to capture the essence of each plant.
January 10, 2017 by Erin Fletcher
The Imaginary Beings series from Johanna Goodman are delightful and witty. Through her collages, she is able to create so much emotion (and attitude) by playing with character’s facial expressions and posture. Plus some ultra-fabulous couture garments.
February 10, 2016 by Erin Fletcher
I love these abstract paintings from Dennis Congdon. His use of pastels against vibrant hues is engaging and dream-like. Each painting feels like a lost page from a graphic novel in which the story tells of displaced art and culture.
August 26, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
These illustrations from Devin Rutz are indeed illustrations and shouldn’t be mistaken for marbled paintings. Through these collaged ink drawings, Devin creates such a likeness to marbling. He even captures the dreamy, ethereal quality typically seen in marbling.