Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The silence in between

Last week was my family's annual beach week in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

 Most days you could find me sitting in that very chair, reveling in the surroundings
 
 and luxuriating in the nightly fireworks. 

 The younger ones threw out and checked the crab pots

 so many times each day that it's a bit surprising anything had a chance 
to wander in and be captured. 

 Patterns

 abounded.

 Mornings were spent playing games

 or enjoying Mother Nature's wet work on the windows.

 There were mermaid sightings,

 beach type go-go dancers

 and even a ghostly sort of image that somehow managed to be captured. 
Now...if only I knew how I did it...

 We checked this not-so-little fellow's progress each day on our stroll to the beach.

 The play of light and shadow

 was just too good


 not to photograph.

  And then there were the reflections down by the dock,

during what Christine called The Silvery Hour that caught my eye. 

Weaving its way through the week was lots of laughter, treasured stories told and retold, much giggling from the three female urchins, precious grins and hugs from my tallest-in-the-family nephew and the restorative and grounding qualities that come from a week spent with loved ones.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fiberart International 2016 - part 3

Part 3 in my series of posts of the art works exhibited in Fiberart International 2016 features the last works that I photographed at the Society for Contemporary Craft. This part of the exhibition continues through August 21.

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Gizella Warburton, ritual form xii

United Kingdom

ritual form xii, 2014
textile, mixed media, stitch, blackened oak

Gizella Warburton, ritual form xii, detail

Gizella Warburton, ritual form xii, detail

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George-Ann Bowers, Lichen Party Frock

United States

Lichen Party Frock, 2014
cotton, silk, linen, leather, thread

George-Ann Bowers, Lichen Party Frock, detail

George-Ann Bowers, Lichen Party Frock, detail

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Jo Hamilton, Masks: Clockface

United States

Masks: Clockface, 2013
mixed crocheted yarn

Jo Hamilton, Masks: Clockface, detail

Jo Hamilton, Masks: Clockface, detail

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Beth Blankenship, Spill, Baby, Spill (baby belt)

 Beth Blankenship
United States

Spill, Baby, Spill (baby belt), 2014
bead embroidery (two-needle couching and picot stitch)


Beth Blankenship, Spill, Baby, Spill (baby belt), detail

Beth Blankenship, Spill, Baby, Spill (baby belt), detail

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 Jim Arendt, Catherine

United States

Catherine, 2014
cut denim applique

 Jim Arendt, Catherine, detail

 Jim Arendt, Catherine, detail

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Andrea Myers, SplitSpectrum

United States

SplitSpectrum, 2014
fabric, thread

Andrea Myers, SplitSpectrum, detail

Andrea Myers, SplitSpectrum, detail

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 Emma Rhodes, Building Material

 Emma Rhodes
United States

Building Material, 2015
fiber, mixed media

Emma Rhodes, Building Material, detail

Emma Rhodes, Building Material, detail

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Melissa English Campbell, Our Sons

United States

Our Sons, 2014
digitally printed cotton sateen, text books


Melissa English Campbell, Our Sons, detail

Melissa English Campbell, Our Sons, detail

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Deborah Hyde, Sam in Sunlight

 Deborah Hyde
United States

Sam in Sunlight, 2015
fabric

Deborah Hyde, Sam in Sunlight,


Deborah Hyde, Sam in Sunlight, detail

Monday, August 1, 2016

Fiberart International 2016 - part 2

Welcome to part 2 in my series of posts of the art works exhibited in Fiberart International 2016. As with part 1, the work shown here are located at the Society for Contemporary Craft.

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Deborah Corsini, Storm Watch

United States

Storm Watch, 2015
wool, cotton natural dyes

Deborah Corsini, Storm Watch, detail

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Josh Richards, Fencing (One)

United States

Fencing (One), 2015
woven plastic construction fencing

Josh Richards, Fencing (One), detail

Josh Richards, Fencing (One), detail

Josh Richards, Fencing (One), detail

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Peter Clouse, Redirect

United States

Redirect, 2013
woven electronic cords

Peter Clouse, Redirect, detail

Peter Clouse, Redirect, detail

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Cynthia Hron, Back Pain E #1

Cynthia Hron
United States

Back Pain E #1, 2014
muslin, floss, wood frames, thumb screw

Cynthia Hron, Back Pain E #1, detail

Cynthia Hron, Back Pain E #1, detail

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Julie Benedicte Lambert, Silence Series (I, II, III)

Canada

Silence Series (I, II, III), 2015
paper, stainless steel

Julie Benedicte Lambert, Silence Series (I, II, III), detail

Julie Benedicte Lambert, Silence Series (I, II, III), detail

Julie Benedicte Lambert, Silence Series (I, II, III), detail

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Amber O'Harrow, Intestine Necklace

United States

Intestine Necklace, 2013
crocheted linen, felted wook, false teeth

Amber O'Harrow, Intestine Necklace, detail

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Pauline Nijenhuis, Snellandschap Luchtweg/Airway Fast Landscape

Netherlands

Snellandschap Luchtweg/Airway Fast Landscape, 2015
untreated canvas, acrylic, thread

Pauline Nijenhuis, Snellandschap Luchtweg/Airway Fast Landscape, detail

Pauline Nijenhuis, Snellandschap Luchtweg/Airway Fast Landscape, detail

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Leslie Pearson, Conductive Apparatus

United States

Conductive Apparatus, 2013
gut, tissue paper, wire, torn book pages

Leslie Pearson, Conductive Apparatus, detail

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Katie Alley, For Mom: Love Wins

Katie Alley
United States

For Mom: Love Wins, 2014
batik on cotton

Katie Alley, For Mom: Love Wins, detail

Katie Alley, For Mom: Love Wins, detail

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Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Tagged

United States

Tagged, 2015
fiber, art quilt

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Tagged, detail

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Tagged, detail


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