Judy Bales Unhindered Spirit: Embracing Imperfection (installation view) 2020. Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia.

Blog Post Tag: Sculpture

Member Spotlight: Judy Bales

June 24, 2020 5:00 am

This month’s featured member is Iowa-based Judy Bales. Judy uses a variety of techniques and materials to make both fashion and sculptural works inspired by industrial and natural forms. I create art that is a marriage of cold industrial materials and the sensuous forms of nature. I utilize these materials, many of which are found, …

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Member Spotlight: Julie Nocent-Vigil

May 13, 2020 5:00 am

Our first member spotlight for May is Julie Nocent-Vigil. Julie is a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based artist who works in a variety of media including printmaking, paper making, sculpture, and more! While I did graduate work in fine art history and architecture, my growth as an artist and academic did not take a traditional trajectory …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Entertainment & Fashion

June 28, 2019 9:00 am

This Friday Fibers Roundup looks at how fibers and textiles have made their way into the world of entertainment and video production. From stop-motion videos to animation, textiles have been getting their share in the limelight recently. 1) Purl, Pixar’s newest short film, makes a bold statement about toxic masculinity in the workplace. Its message …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Craft & Color

June 14, 2019 9:00 am

This edition of Friday Fibers Roundup looks at the history of various color and how many professional craftspeople are making work with bright and vibrant hues. 1) “Indigo, Ash, and Time mark Nigeria’s Centuries-old Dye Pits” by Cara Anna looks at how the dye pits in Nigeria’s ancient northern city of Kano are said to …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Crochet + Color

May 17, 2019 9:00 am

This edition of Friday Fibers Roundup features articles about crochet, color, and where those two overlap for some really amazing projects! 1) Artist Laurel Roth Hope creates colorful, one-of-a-kind crocheted bird suits designed to fit a standard urban pigeon, complete with a hood retrofitted with eye and beak holes. While the project isn’t without a …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Fashion Traditions

January 11, 2019 9:00 am

From smart dresses to beading on Vans, this Friday Fibers Roundup has a great mix of articles on how traditional fashion is remixed. 1) This video shows how Native American fashion designer, Charlene Holy Bear blends Vans (the popular skate sneaker) with her heritage of hand-beading. 2) “Researchers Build a Smart Dress to show how …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Haptic

December 14, 2018 9:00 am

This batch of articles for Friday Fibers Roundup draws from our current Journal theme of “Haptic” to give you articles on craft, material history, and color traditions. 1) “The Artificial Divide Between Fine Art and Textiles is a Gendered Issue” by Amber Butchart highlights the changing perceptions of fabrics throughout art history, in reaction to …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Tight-Knit

October 26, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features ten articles that spotlight the past, present, and future of knitting; with themes touching on technology, craft, restoration, and more! 1) “Imaging Tool Unravels Secrets of Child’s Sock from Ancient Egypt” by Caroline Davies looks at how a non-invasive technique devised by British Museum shed light on dyeing and …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Non-Textiles // Crochet

August 17, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup blends a mix of articles about textile-adjacent projects as well a few articles on crochet artists around the world. 1) “Inspired by Harriet Tubman, an Artist Takes Glass to Extremes” by Nancy Princenthal spotlights a new body of work by Joyce J. Scott, who mixes beading and textiles to create …

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