Monday, April 30, 2012

ernesto caivano

comparative means, 2009, ink, graphite on paper, 5x5, suspension of elements (a kind of reassembly), 2009, ink, graphite on paper, 18x42, philapore tug (due tension), 2009, ink, marker, graphite on paper, 4x5

i'll never cease appreciating excellent draftsmanship...see more here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

rachelle m gardner

can't see the forest for the trees (detail), thread, pins, 3x9 feet, revealing cracks mandala, embroidery, heat treated fibers, 36x36, kitchen sink mandala (detail), wool, silk, hemp, yarns, ceramic beads

simple texture....see more here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

marielle sinclair

twins, mixed media, scuttering brat, mixed media, monster, mixed media

freaks in fiber...see more here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

manuel esnoz

untitled, 2005, oil and ink on canvas, frottage ave les saigneurs et la nuit, 2010, oil and collage on canvas, 73.5x74, untitled, 2007, oil on canvas

weaving and painting, a curious but successful marriage...see more here and here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

karen lamonte

reclining drapery impression, 2005, cast glass, 18x61.5x23, dress impression with train, 2005, cast glass, 58x22.5x43, reclining dress impression, 2005, cast glass, 20x63.5x16

diaphanous dresses...see more here.

Monday, April 23, 2012

shinique smith

untitled, 2007, untitled, 2010, untitled, 2003-04

these collages will wake up your monday morning...see more here.

Friday, April 20, 2012

nicole dextras

lace leaf collar, magnolia leaves with cut design, camellia countessa, camillia flowers, lilac flowers, yucca leaves, laurel leaves, willow branches and thorns, rose spine, forsythia branches, rose hips, roses, hemp thread

i want to dress like this everyday...see more here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

magali rizzo

haunted wash house, embroidered portraits, wink, hand embroidery, the rabid sheep, portrait of papin sisters, 2007, sheet of butcher cotton, cross stitch embroidery, 140x140cm

i was lucky enough to see this work in person...amazing!...see more here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

rachel udell

the shapes of my dreams and of my nightmares (detail), 2010, soft sculpture, untitled, 2006, soft sculpture, untitled, 2010, soft sculpture

funky fiber figures...see more here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

young do jeong

moving target, 2010, oil, enamel, acrylic, ink, spray paint, oil stick, wood construction on canvas and panel, 40.5x50, in-n-out-us, 2012, oil, acrylic, ink, color pencil, rice paper on linen and canvas, 30x60, um-mah, 2010, acrylic, gouache, shellac, spray paint, pen, wood construction on canvas, 11x15.5

another amazing tyler grad...see more here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

jennifer solon

barren ground, mixed media collage, 24x24, divisions within, mixed media collage on panel, 16x16,  speaking out, mixed media collage on panel, 12x12

lovely layers, marvelous marks...see more here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

david page coffin

breaking thru, 2010, watercolor, gouache on paper, 21.5x29, how weather works, 2011, watercolor and gouache on paper, 11x12, non-overlapping magisteria, 2011, watercolor and gouache on paper, 19x27

a reader sent me the link to this artist-thanks so much! the ever-changing volatile landscape always inspires...see more here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

sibylle peretti

growing magnolias, 2009, mixed media on glass, 15x15, silent children series, 200-2010, mixed media on glass, 12x12x1, under water, 2011, slumped glass, painted, 18x28x2

ssshhhhhhh, be quiet when you view these beautiful they make you want to cry....see more here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

melissa belanger

aviary outing, acrylic, collage, happy trees 1, acrylic, collage, meadow's edge, acrylic, collage

maybe it's the spring or a desperate need for hope, but these paintings just make me happy...see more here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

mary bero

mountain garden, 2007, hand embroidered, nightwinds, 2008, embroidered cotton, silk, rayon, 5.5x5, alchemy, 2008, hand embroidered

all of the stitching i've been seeing during fiberphiladelphia has inspired me to post about some of my old faves...see more here.