Monday, March 31, 2014

Play Clothes

 Here is my daughter sporting her new play clothes from some of my fabric designs.  The capris and skirt are each made with just a fat quarter of the Modern Jersey.  The yellow capris are Acacia Flowers on Yellow, the blue and violet capris are Garden Path Jeans, and the skirt is one of my Floral Ikats, in this case, Pink and Violet Floral with Ikat Petite.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Long Neck Kitties

Mama Cat Baby Kitty Love
Trying out a slightly larger format for a swap.  This is a 4x6 drawing in colored pencil and ink on watercolor paper. It was inspired by the tradition in Senegal of painting people with long, elegant necks.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

International Women's Art Show

La Gallerie Manager Idrissa Diallo hanging my art quilt
La Gallerie at Village des Arts is holding an international women's art show currently until 21 March.  I am proud to be included in the company of many artists exhibiting.  My work in the show is an art quilt, My Street that I wrote about in a previous post and mine was not the only fiber art in the show, Asta Niang had two quilts, Genie and Tentation.  There was a also a woven tapestry by Madeline Deves Senhgor and three dimensional fiber sculpture by Alicia Pradoline.
Asta Niang, Tentation
Many other art mediums were present in the show.  A couple of artists displayed paper collages, such as the two pieces by Aicha Aidara shown below. There were sculptures and photography and as one would expect paintings were well represented.
The artwork included all ranges of styles from the realistic textural work of Ndeye Codou Ndiaye to the soft abstracts of Dounia Kabbaj.
Aicha Aidara, both pieces Sans Titre
I was glad to see the work of Kine Aw included.  She uses interesting reticulation effects to add texture to her abstracted paintings of everyday life.  She will be having an upcoming exhibit in the United States at the James E Lewis gallery at Morgan State University.
While visiting the gallery, I spoke with Betty Weber, who had two photographs included in the exhibition, and visited her studio in the Village des Arts.  Her studio is filled photography and painting and she said she has been experimenting with combining the two methods in her recent work. Betty divides her time between Senegal and Switzerland, working and exhibiting in each country. She holds workshops in Dakar on one of her photographic techniques, photograms.  Contact her for further information (221) 76 121 89 89.

Ndeye Codou Ndiaye, Sans Titre

Dounia Kabbaj, Abstrait I and Femme Abstrait
Kine Aw, Valentine
Betty Weber in her studio talking about her photograms

Monday, March 10, 2014

Trash Art Transformed: Monoprint Variations

A couple of months ago I shared some of my gelatin print designs.  I have manipulated those prints to a new collection of fabric and wallpaper designs I call Monoprint Variations.  The painterly effect of the prints has been emphasized and the colors enriched in some cases.  More variations available at my Spoonflower shop.