Saturday, November 7, 2015

Artfull Fall

This fall has been amazing on many levels. The weather has been fantastic. Unseasonably warm, beautiful fall colors, sunsets that take your breath away....and art.

Went to the opening of a show at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, MI about an hour from home to see the sumptuous fiber pieces of Sue Moran. I had the pleasure of attending a workshop with Sue a couple years ago where we did fabric dyeing, shibori, hand stitching, and made book cloth. There was a book structure component as well taught by another instructor. It was great to see her at the opening and introduce several friends to her wonderful art.  The show runs until the end of November.

She uses silk screen printing, hand stitching, old family linens, and hand drawn images in this piece.

Sue's pieces are mainly silk and or linen. Yum! Most use the shibori technique to create the main image.  Many of the details are done in lovely hand embroidery that is stunning, others are bits of fabric that add the shading or a spot of contrast.

 Then the evening sky caught fire! Of course a picture doesn't so it justice. But it was a great end to a wonderful opening.

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