More textile artists are using photos in their work today as current technology makes it such a natural fit to combine the mediums.  Some of us were quick to appreciate the new duo but as usual, some remain naysayers.  Of course, there are always those less willing to accept the new kids on the block, so I’m happy to do my part at spreading the glories! I had every intention of entering something in this year’s exhibit at The Whistler but I never got to it.  I did, however,very much enjoyed attending the event!

One such textile artist who uses photos in her work textiles is the talented Jill Kerttula, who attended last week’s artist reception for the” Out Of The Blue” Exhibit at The Whistler House and Museum.  My favorite of the two of her works there is “Willows Revisited”:  Willows Revisited

Also there was one of my favorite people, Mary Ellen Latino and her “Travel Muse: La Manana” :

Mary-Ellen Latino. -Travel Muse- La Manana-

Of course Wen Redmond’s “Trees Singing” hung with pride although she was too busy in New Hampshire to attend:

Wen Redmond. Trees Singing

Much better photos of these and other stunning quilts in this fabulous exhibit can be seen on the Whistler House website. Not a bad representation  – 3 out of the 17 artists used photographs in their works.

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Wen Redmond at Multiplicities

Wen Redmond at Multiplicities

Although Wen Redmond lives just north of us in New Hampshire and is a member of our local SAQA group, she is internationally known as a talented and innovative fiber artist who teaches around the world.  She is also one of my favorites, whose work I respect and admire. She was also represented at the same Whistler Museum Exhibit that Nancy Bartach and I were also in.  Now you know why I was so blown away to get into this show.

In the Rhode Island show, at the IFA in Warren, New Directions in Fiber was the theme and Wen is certainly a leader in her mixed media approach to textile art, often mixing paper, photographs and fiber in collage techniques. She always pushes the boundaries and excels in her genre.  Her work speaks for itself:

Whispers... Wen Redmond. web.
Whispers Of The Positive by Wen Redmond

Whispers. Detail 1. web.

I posted more of her work at The Whistler  in a previous post and another. and you can always see her art on her website.

I’d love take a class with her, but I never seem to have the requirements of available time and available cash at the same time of her workshops – one day!