My love of fabric as an art form began in the early 70’s when I started making fabric sculptures and wall hangings. For over 20 years I rarely met anyone who was doing what I was doing but when I moved to the Yakima Valley in 1995 all that changed.
There is a vibrant community of fabric artists here who have helped me to push my work into a more painterly style with embellishments and painting on the finished piece. I have seen the form change from the realm of “craft” into “art” that’s being shown and collected everywhere. I’ll continue to push my art limits for as long as I can sew.
Sculptures & Clay
Sister City & Public Art
Whoosh – 24″ x 24″ – Fabric mounted on framed art board. Now part of Yakima’s Capitol Theatre Art Collection. This show’s theme was “air” which was interpreted by 12 artists in the medium of their choice. Since you usually can’t see air I depicted the reaction, by this young girl, to the expulsion of air from a hidden source behind her hand.
Artist’s notation… “My sewing method is free motion construction and quilting. The different elements may be cotton, silk, synthetics, plastic, threads, scraps, paper, paint, pastels, and other random objects. The content of my pieces is what makes my art so unique.” ~ Deborah Anne