Art Quilt, Painted Silk, Blue Garden Abstract with Beads, Plein Air at Giverny
The pleated silk is like a bit of cloth from a painter that has been taken by the wind. The watercolor effects of the fabrics are reminiscent of gardens at Giverny where Monet and many other painters found inspiration.
28″w x 31-1/2″h
1 in stock
Specifics about this piece:
This lovely art quilt was inspired by the two types of silk fabric in the center. They were layered one top of the other and textile paint was applied to the surface and allowed to soak through creating complimentary fabrics that could be used together. These are the centerpiece of this artwork. The pleated silk reminds me of a bit of cloth like a plein air painter might use that has been taken by the breeze. The colors and watercolor effects of the selected fabrics combine to create an abstract “scene” reminiscent of the gardens at Giverny where Monet and many other painters found inspiration. The vision of a young artist painting in the garden led me to the title of this piece, “Plein Air at Giverny”.
Unique hand-guided machine stitching using multi-colored threads and beads was added to this piece to complete the design. Imagine it in your home hanging next to a small table with a lovely vase of fresh flowers from the garden. It transports you to a quiet place in a busy world.
Dimensions: 28”w x 31-1/2”h
Shipping: I offer 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.
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