Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Inspiration: Autumn

Happy first day of autumn!  It's one of my favorite times of the year - cool mornings, brilliant fall foilage, and I love the holidays.  Today I'm looking at three amazing fiber artists who capture autumn's feel.

UK artist Heather Collins gets her inspirations from walks through the woods and along the seashore.  Her sculptural embroidery is mainly pieces that look plucked from the landscape - the realism is amazing!  The apples on our farm are starting to ripen and fall, filling the air with a wonderful sweetness ... looking at Apple Box, I can almost smell it without even venturing outside!  Be sure to look at the gallery on Heather's website and her other pieces.

I've always enjoyed looking at tromp l'oeil based artwork in any medium!  Laura Breitman's fabric and paper collage pieces use color and light to really fool one's eye.  Looking at the image of Looking Up, it's hard to tell whether or not one's looking at a photograph.  See the close-up from the work?  She's brilliant at combining the fabrics in such a way that the viewer sees real trees and leaves.  There is a lot more of her work here.

Fiona Robertson works in embroidery, using machine stitching combined with handwork to get some pretty amazing details.  Autumn Woods captures a late autumn day in the woods beautifully.  See her other work here.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

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