Monthly Archives: September 2011

talk about toile……….

Last night at the very nice Hoopla, the art of unexpected embroidery booksigning. I met the very great Richard Saja.  He spoke about where he places his work, in the craft world, art world, design world?  Answer none of the above. His work is just vibrant and questioning.

decorative building

I am working at home today writing. This means grappling with my inner decorative arts/space-making debate and I decide to take the advice of an insightful critic at TAC and C& B comrade Jordana Martin and look at the work of Beth Katleman…and my mind has been blown! Remember my” Toile is political stance” from…

Double building

From Tami Wedekind   I had the great honor of spending an afternoon with Reiko Sudo in her Tokyo studio last year. Her work is in major collections around the world.  She combines traditional weaving techniques with complex technologies. She encouraged me to be experimental in my weaving.  Her Feather Flurries especially interested me and…

the young building

Mississippi has deeply felt the loss of  brilliant artist Gwendolyn Magee.  As a small homage to her, professor Jassen Callendar at MSU fifth year has orchestrated a project that will garner some fascinating results. Students are using quilting methods to analyzed prospective building sites in Jackson. For me this adds to the argument that soft…

tiny building

Currently obsessed with the Killer House Cabinet at the V&A museum in London ( I need to go soon).  Evidently, at the advent of the of the 19th century, it was the fashion for wealthy ladies to indulge in the hobby of miniatures. This cabinet was commissioned by Dr. Killer when he observed that the…