Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Many Small Pieces Make the Whole

On Monday, Sept. 26th the opening reception for
the Fiber Art Society gallery show called,
Many Small Pieces Make the Whole, took place.
We had 30+ pieces to show,
including art quilts, baskets, fiber creations and more.
The show is taking place at the
Parkway Presbyterian Church
in Corpus Christi until October 20th.
I wanted to share a few of my favorites.
To see the pieces better please clilck on each photo to enlarge.
Cornelia Morgan made this large colorful art quilt called
L.O.L. (lots of love).
She made it for her grand niece.
Cornelia used designs from the wedding invitation.
Bali jelly roll strips were used to make the background
The piece hanging was made by Happy Jonas, our FAS president.
It is called Peaceful Conversation #1 World Ark. 
She used decorator fabrics from sample books, plus cotton dyed fabric
and colorful threads.
It is one part of a diptych or possibly a triptych she told me.

The art doll above was made by Carlene Schleider.
It stands 20 inches and is made from cloth and wood beads for joints.
She calls this piece
Woman from Pibor, Sunday Morning

Below you can see my goddess tree art quilt called
Imagine Peace.
To see more of it click here.

Beside it is a piece by Lisa B.,
and this piece just glowed under the lighting.
It is made from one inch square pieces of batik fabrics.
On the table above is another art doll and also
a fiber art basket made from wet felted wool.
The felted backet was made by Laura Davidson.
Laura also made this piece below.
It is called
Fibers Trail through New Mexico.
You can actually go to this site and find out more about the fiber art trails.

Laura's piece was created using dried cholla cactus that she stained
and that she collected on the New Mexico hiking trails.
Laura did some weaving with various yarns, ribbons and fibers,
using the cholla as a frame.
I think the leaves are made from Angelina fibers.
This piece just sparkled and was very unique.

Another unique and beautiful piece
was made by Laura O.
Laura used quite a few different paper napkins
that she shredded and then reassembled into
"Sunshine and Flowers".
The paper was glued down on a muslin foundation
creating 'paper fabric'
and then free motion quilting and French knots were added.
She wrapped it around a canvas
to create a beautiful piece.
It sort of had a transparent look to it,
which I loved.

This final piece,
I'm sorry to say,
I can not remember who created it,
or what it was titled.
I loved it, and it was one of my favorites of all.
Every piece in the show was wonderfully creative.

All in all the reception was a great success,
with lots of people attending.
So congrats to all of you!

Savor the Day!


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This is an incredible exhibit...the truth that many small so true. I am moving slowly but I wanted to let you know I have missed my visits with you and your posts. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It was fun to see these Yvonne...thank you!

Lorraine said...

love the colours in that first one to the right made up of all the little squares..must have taken some patience to sew all those together neatly!