Art Quilt, Organic Nature Collage, Forest Floor
The center of this art quilt is a canvas layered with paper, tissue paper, Angelina fibers, stamped imagery and paint resulting in a collage reminiscent of the layering of organic matter on the forest floor. 24″w x 28″h
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The center of this art quilt is a canvas layered with paper, tissue paper, fibers, stamped imagery and textile paint. This process results in a collage that is reminiscent of the layering of organic matter on the forest floor. Combining this central collaged element with commercial fabrics, stitching and beading transforms the piece into an artwork that will transport you into the elements and into nature. I can just smell the fresh scent of the forest after an autumn rainstorm.
The artistic strength of the piece is in the layering of texture and color combinations which are unexpected and memorable. It is striking in its calmness and creativity. A pleasure to live with.
Specifics about this piece:
Dimensions: 24”w x 28”h
Shipping: I am offering free shipping within the Continental U.S. Pieces are shipped folded or rolled in a box with tissue padding to eliminate creases. Insurance is charged separately at customer’s request. Contact me regarding shipping outside the U.S.
About My Work
I use fabric, thread, and often beads to create wall quilts that are like paintings in cloth. My work is mostly abstract and it reflects my appreciation of the beauty to be found in the mountains, forests, fields, and gardens of Western Montana (USA) where I am inspired to create. You will see recurring motifs in my work like leaves, flowers, trees and other elements of the natural world, although sometimes the connection to nature is found in the color choice or varied textures of the cloth. I am also excited by color and combining color in sometimes unexpected ways.
Most pieces are heavily stitched by machine with a hand-guided organic style of movement and line that is not marked or pre-planned. I love to incorporate stone, glass, metal, wood and other types of beads which become integral to the work as a wonderful contrast and compliment to the fiber. Beads catch light in a different way than fabric so they add strong visual impact to the art. I use many types of cloth and often create my own designs using techniques such as dyeing, painting, stamping, stenciling, color removal, rusting, and soy wax batik. Some pieces are wholecloth designs where a single piece of cloth I have created, my quilting/stitching designs, and any embellishment I may choose to add come together to make a piece of art that is thoughtful and meaningful.
All of my fiber art pieces are finished with a fabric sleeve for hanging stitched to the back side and shipped with a wooden rod for easy hanging. Two small nails (or long pushpins for smaller pieces) will keep the work hanging neat and straight on your wall for a wonderful art accent in your home or business.
My pieces are one-of-a-kind, original designs and although I may work in a series of related pieces on occasion, never is there going to be another piece exactly like this one.
Fiber Into Art by Heidi
I use fabric, thread, and beads to create wall quilts that are like paintings in cloth. My work is mostly abstract and it reflects my appreciation of the beauty to be found in the mountains, forests, fields, and gardens of Western Montana where I am inspired to create.