Thursday, April 30, 2015

Playing with Abstract Expressionism

Welcome spring!

This month we are catching up on one of our member's Impressionistic piece from the last round.  She was not able to attend the last meeting so we did not get a picture of it.  Below is Grace Hoya's interpretation of Impressionism:

Grace Hoya
We are well on our way with the next round of art quilts.  This time we tackling Abstract Expressionism.  This is an approach that came about in the 1940's.  Artists were exploring new ways of 'seeing' the world, both the inner world and the world around them.  The pieces below are works in progress.  It will be really exciting to see how they look completed.  The first two are UFO's that Grace is thinking about manipulating for her piece.  She is not sure which one she is going to continue with, but both have really great possibilities.

Grace Hoya

Grace Hoya

The next one is Karen Taber's visual experiment.  She is working on layering fabrics and thread.  

Karen Taber

Our last contributor is Klara East, one of our newest members.  She is using hand dyed silks, velvet, and beading.   

Klara East

And..... we need to give a huge big shout out to Barbara Sindlinger who did very well at Best of the Valley in April.  This is our local annual quilt show in Lindsay, California.  She received the Chairman's Special Merit Award for her quilt Farmer's Wife.  Way to go Barbara:

1 comment:

  1. Aaawww Thanks Karen. I need to get busy on my next piece.