For the past 2 years, I've been obsessed with adding words to my art.
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum has moved into new digs and their first exhibit was called "Patchwork Pundits Take on Politics" and nearly all the pieces had words on them, made in a myriad of ways, from applique, fusing, painting, stenciling, spraying, handwriting, commercial lettering, beading, free motion stitching, and hand embroidery.
The most interesting piece for me was a piece where the artist created a tree on whilte fabric, hand embroidering the words into the roots, trunk and branches. Thids is a detail of that piece so you can see how she arranged her lettering. Sure, the tree as aa nice piece of art and the hand quilting stitching around it was amazing and technically excellent but the real attraction to his piece was the meaning she put into her work. I could have stood there all day just to read her words.
This exhibition ends on January 21st so if you are in the Golden, CO area, don't miss it!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!