Every 4th of July weekend, I enjoy walking through the Cherry Creek Art Festival, not only to visit my friends who are showing their work there, but also to discover new artists. Of course, I am always looking for fiber artists who are doing cutting edge work and I found one today — Alice Vander Vennen. Her fiber work is sculptural and the pieces I saw today were beautifully framed so they would hang on the wall. Alice considers herself a mixed media artist since she uses so many other things in her work (like twigs, paint, metal, piano parts, and found objects) and she paints, embroiders and stitches to add even more color and texture but fabric is the basis of her compositions. She has published two portfolios on Blurb and just paging through the books shows the quality and depth of her artistic voice.
Visit her website to enjoy even more of her beautiful art. Here's a link to an interview she did for World of Threads.