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Flora and fauna

Jurors: Roz houseknecht and vivian milholen (guest)

Statement:

The theme was well-represented by the submissions of our members. Our guest juror, Vivian Milholen, commented on the creativity, workmanship and use of colors to represent a natural environment of flora and fauna.


We awarded recognition to three artworks. Grace Mahanes' felt rock with natural pine cones, twigs and acorn caps represents what we would see walking along a woodland path. Jean Opilla's "Giraffe" is so realistic, like an encounter on a safari. Floris Flam's "Windows #5" quilt looks like you are walking in the forest.


Recognitions:

Grace Mahanes, "Rock": felted rock with pine cones, twigs, acorn caps, $85

Jean Ulmer Opilla. "Giraffe": sculpture, $525

Floris Flam, "Windows #5": wall quilt, $325


 

Featured artists during this show are Floris Flam, Jeanne Bohlen and Mickey Kunkle.

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Floris Flam is a quilter and dyer. Her wall hangings are inspired by the geometry of the world around her. Her work is abstract but often suggests architecture, influenced both by her having grown up in New York City and by her travels. She loves color, visual texture, and spatial ambiguity. She works intuitively and interactively, generally starting from a palette of colors rather than from a sketch. Her piece are machine quilted using a wide range of thread colors to add texture, reinforce the composition, and provide a further layer of interest.

Floris Flam is a quilter and dyer. Her wall hangings are inspired by the geometry of the world around her. Her work is abstract but often suggests architecture, influenced both by her having grown up in New York City and by her travels. She loves color, visual texture, and spatial ambiguity. She works intuitively and interactively, generally starting from a palette of colors rather than from a sketch. Her piece are machine quilted using a wide range of thread colors to add texture, reinforce the composition, and provide a further layer of interest.

Jeanne Bohlen has a passion for the fiber arts, with ecoprinting, knitting, tapestry weaving, dyeing, and spinning being her current areas of interest. Her favorite part of ecoprinting is the sense of discovery that accompanies unwrapping the bundle and seeing the shapes and colors that have been imprinted on the cloth. When weaving, knitting, and dyeing it is color that she find most exciting, and when spinning, it is the feel of the fiber as it moves through her hands.

Jeanne Bohlen has a passion for the fiber arts, with ecoprinting, knitting, tapestry weaving, dyeing, and spinning being her current areas of interest. Her favorite part of ecoprinting is the sense of discovery that accompanies unwrapping the bundle and seeing the shapes and colors that have been imprinted on the cloth. When weaving, knitting, and dyeing it is color that she find most exciting, and when spinning, it is the feel of the fiber as it moves through her hands.

Mickey Kunkle is a jewelry artist who likes to use materials in a nontraditional way. She is influenced by color and geometric shapes, and those direct many of her designs. Having tried many different techniques and mediums, she always returns to fiber or fiber-related techniques for most of her work.

Mickey Kunkle is a jewelry artist who likes to use materials in a nontraditional way. She is influenced by color and geometric shapes, and those direct many of her designs. Having tried many different techniques and mediums, she always returns to fiber or fiber-related techniques for most of her work.