Inspirations in Fiber Art

Yesterday I visited the Jewish Community Center here in Austin, to see an exhibit called “Inspirations in Fiber Art”.

Just Around the Corner, by Kathy York

Just Around the Corner, by Kathy York

The fiber art pieces on display were created by Kathy York and Barb Forrister. I’ve posted previous photos of some of Barb’s quilts (here) when I first saw her work at the Capital of Texas Quilt Show in 2012. According to the exhibit,

Following WWII, Fiber art was coined to describe artists’ more unconventional two and three-dimensional works with unique fibers and dyeing techniques. Now, the textured and structural qualities of fiber/quilted art reflect the aesthetic concerns of contemporary art.

I really enjoyed seeing this exhibit. There are SO many things you can do with fabric, it’s unbelievable. Here are some of my favorite pieces made by these talented ladies.

Elemental Dance by Barb Forrister, detail shot

Elemental Dance, by Barb Forrister (detail shot)

Primavera by Barb Forrister

Primavera, by Barb Forrister

Treasured Waters by Barb Forrister, detail shot

Treasured Waters, by Barb Forrister (detail shot)

Planned Obsolescence by Kathy York, detail shot

Planned Obsolescence, by Kathy York (detail shot)

Shadow Dancer by Barb Forrister

Shadow Dancer, by Barb Forrister

Fleur de Lis by Barb Forrister

Fleur de Lis, by Barb Forrister

Bridge by Kathy York, detail shot

Bridge, by Kathy York (detail shot)

Aren’t they amazing? Which one is your favorite?

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