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More experiments in paper and fiber


Confluence, 74 x 37 inches. Reclaimed cotton and polyester sheets, found papers, thread, ink, acrylic paint. ©Deidre Adams, all rights reserved.

In May, I started some new work combining fabric and paper. I wrote about by process here. I have several of these in progress, but now that I’ve got a second one finished, it’s officially a series. This piece is currently on view at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder as part of the exhibition “75 — A Celebration of New Works in Fiber.” The exhibition was accompanied by several events which I’ll post about shortly. 

Detail view of Confluence:


Confluence, detail.  ©Deidre Adams, all rights reserved.
2017-10-15T16:14:28+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Art, Fiber / mixed media|2 Comments

Lost and Found


Lost and Found, 40 x 40 inches, acrylic and mixed media on panel.  ©2017 Deidre Adams

I finished several paintings a couple of months ago, but because of one thing and another, I’m behind in posting them. Here is Lost and Found, done in a more impasto style than I usually use. I had a jar of silver paint that was drying up, and the process of trying to use it became very physical as I had to fight with it. I found that rather enjoyable, as the physical struggle became an outlet for some emotions. I let myself be a little looser with things I might normally try to smooth out. I’m liking the end result as well. 

 Lost and Found, detail.  ©2017 Deidre Adams 
 Lost and Found, detail.  ©2017 Deidre Adams
2017-10-15T16:14:28+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Art, Painting|1 Comment

Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric

I have been a bit remiss in failing to post the news that I was profiled in this fabulous book by Martha Sielman, executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. The book came out late last year and includes the work of more than 100 fantastic artists among whom I am proud to be included.

From the the publisher’s blurb:

These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. 300 gorgeous art quilts, bursting with color and excitement, capture the work of 124 major quilt artists from 18 countries. In-depth interviews with 29 of the artists help us understand their inspirations, their techniques, and their challenges. Learn about how Denyse Schmidt makes her color choices. Find out how Fumiko Nakayama first discovered the mola techniques for which she is famous. Discover why Sue Benner is drawn to plaids and why Deidre Adams likes old books. Participating artists come from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and across the US.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 305 color images | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764352201 | Binding: soft cover

The book is available now from the SAQA store.

 

2017-10-15T16:14:29+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric