Monday, July 12, 2021

Form, Not Function 5 -- more people

More portraits of people at FNF, but not in the hyperrealistic style of those we looked at last week.


Clara Nartey, The Gele Skyscraper, detail below

The elaborate headdress looks like it's pieced from commercial striped and dotted fabrics, but it's actually digitally printed and then enhanced with thread painting, especially on the face.

Pamela Mick, Riders on the Storm, detail below

This quilt also looks pieced but isn't -- it's painted with dye and then quilted with multicolored thread painting. 

Holly Cole, Come and Go, detail below

Here the technique is raw-edge collage, with loose drawing and wash on pale fabric to sketch in the women carrying and wheeling their goods to and from the market.  Meander quilting gives texture in the background, perfectly complementing the loose drawn lines in the portraits,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathy. I just caught up with my reading of your blog - the last 6 posts all at once! Thank you so much for sharing the photos of the FNF show. My favorites were the Shin-hee Chin piece - amazing stitching! - and the Margaret Black piece - amazing composition and piecing!
    While here, I want to thank you for recommending Holly Knott. I needed a new web master and web design so after reading about your good experience with her, I hired her and she did a great job and was wonderful to work with! (
    Loved your story about your dad. My mom’s maiden name was Arnold. Doubt there’s a connection, but you never know 😊.