Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winners of the Rust-Tex Collection

Today I am posting Pat Dolan's entry.
Pat was a watercolorist for 20 years prior to switching to fiber art. She started making art quilts in the mid to late 1990's. She did her first rust-dyeing experiments in 2006 based on postings she saw on the quiltart list serve. Pat actually had to go out to BUY rusty stuff since she had recently moved from a large home into a small townhouse and all such items had been discarded!
Woodland Walk
Pat is very interested in paradox - the juxtaposition of opposites. John Hopper, who writes The Textile Blog, wrote a very thoughtfully article about Pat and her fascination with paradox. To read it, click here.
Pat's inspiration for Woodland Walk, came from the rusted fabric itself. She was inspired by the autumnal theme of drying leaves, decay, naked trees, fallen feathers and death...before life renews itself.
Woodland Walk Detail
Machine pieced, 100% cotton rust-dyed fabric, marbled paper, commercial fabrics, rubber stamped with Acrylic paint, colored with colored pencils, machine quilted with rayon threads, embellished with buttons, feathers, and metallic fibers.
Here is Pat's website:
http://pat-dolan.com
Here is her blog:
http://patsartjournal.blogspot.com

1 comment:

Pat's Place said...

Thanks, Lois, for a lovely bio.