Friday, January 13, 2012

New Show - Blanket Statements

I'm thrilled to tell you about a new fibre show in Duncan, on Vancouver Island by my dear friend, Gloria Daly.

Gloria says: As a surface design fibre artist, my work is about texture and the relationship between yesterday’s discarded blankets and how they can have a new public image in today’s philosophy of “recycling”. The work itself is a unique combination of mending, patching, and darning. Each piece is made up of layers of cloth allowing the worn and weathered fibres to have dignity as they record the changes in temperature, the ravages of rust, tints and tones of tarnish and stain, along with shrinking and warping.

My art challenges the accepted need to find beauty in what is new, it asks the viewer to look for the inner beauty of the old and used. Using line, shape and colour with hand stitches creates a balance between the ripped and the repaired. Proven techniques such as appliqué, sashiko, patchwork, piecing, Victorian crazy quilting, and embroidery (particularly the blanket stitch) will be incorporated.
If you are in the Duncan, BC area, plan to stop and see the show! Call the Cowichan threatre for open times.

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