Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Inspiration - The Fiber Art of Sandra McMorris Johnson

Gesture in Blue

I knew when I read her quote that this was an artist I was going to love!  "Fiber is simply color suspended in a cloth medium."  And that describes Sandra McMorris Johnson's work perfectly.  And if you've read this blog for very long, you've probably noticed that I absolutely love color!

Celebration Series III

In her artist's statement, Sandra says that what she wants to express in her art is "the absolute beauty that is everywhere."  The way she uses color to meet this goal is amazing - joyful splashes collaged together in a way that makes them almost shine with light.  It's hard to pick favorites from her website's gallery, but Celebration Series III is right up there!  It's worked with the hand dyed satins that are a hallmark of her work.

Be sure to take a look at her website - you'll see quilts, fabric collages, fiber pieces, installation pieces and wonderful quilted jackets she makes from hand dyed fabric.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

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