Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fiber Art


While I was at the Shemer Art Center, I browsed the current show about Fiber Art.  I especially liked this piece called Crocodile Crozier by Carol Eckert.

I found this piece very intriguing.  The artist statement explains that it was part of a project called The Collective Cover Project where items of clothing that were found along roadways and other places were catalogued, numbered, and photographed along with details of current events on the day the items were found.

She states that this shirt appears to be a entry level workers food workers uniform and it was found early in 2009 when the nation was headed into an economic crisis.  The artist, Ann Morton states that finding it at that period of time makes a poignant statement about what was happening in the nation.

She has cut star shapes from the fabric and left some connected to the garments framework and other individual stars are on the floor below it.

11 comments:

Lowell said...

I really like that first piece or first two pieces (counting the "heron") but I'm not sure about the tattered shirt. I'd want to get a whisk broom and clean up the mess! :-)

Re your comment on Ocala DP: Hope they were good images conjured!

Judy said...

I like folk art. The Collective Cover Project sounds interesting if a bit strange. I'm glad you shared these two.

Randy said...

I love that second piece.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It never ceases to amaze me how inventive the artistic imagination can be Sharon, fabulous pieces here.

Karl Demetz said...

I like that first piece too, very intriguing piece.

RedPat said...

I like both of these pieces!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I like the first piece. The second one - not as much, though it does seem to tell a story.

Jack said...

The first piece is wonderfully creative.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This is an amazing exhibit...I love the textures...thank you Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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JM said...

What a great idea! I just love the fallen stars under the piece of cloth.