Two works were juried into the 2012 “Best of West Virginia” Exhibit in Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery this summer. The exhibit is open through August 18, 2012 at Tamarack-WV in Beckley, WV just off I64 and I77.
This piece is 10″ x 40″ created using alpaca yarns spun by Capon Bridge Fiber Works and incorporating as-is wools in the neutral palette of a geological Vein of Energy-Coal, the lifeblood of so many people in our state. The fibers spoke organically to me as I worked pulling loops of intertwined values to compose the pockets of minerals. The tactile experience of different fibers slipping through my fingers and rhymic pace loop pulling produces takes me to a pleasurable creative zone both physically and mentally.
Another neutral palette, this time using hand dyed wool, alpaca and synthetic yarns. The techinques include fiber hooking, and applique. To emphasize the foreground and distant skyline I stitched fabric to the linen backing which was the foundation for the entire work. The backing can be seen as the field behind the treeline. See an earlier post for the thought process I went through to “finish” the piece. This piece has sold.