|Holly Hughes, Buffalo,|
cloth, magnetic tape, film, paintbrushes, wire
Began Wednesday with a visit to the State Capitol Building here in Santa Fe. It's a circular floor plan, with a labyrinthine system of hallways. These passages are lined with a wonderful collection of art, some 400 pieces in various media, all with something to say about New Mexico. I love to see government investing in cultural life.
In the same building is a large gallery, where SAQA has staged a show of fibre art, "New Mexico: Unfolding", April 12 - August 16. Here are photos of some of the fifty-two art quilts.
|Julie R. Filatoff, Local Color: New Mexico|
On the right is Julie R. Filatoff's "Local Color: New Mexico", "an abstract representation of the myriad colours of the Land of Enchantment."
|Rod Daniel, Pauline's Ford|
The subject of Rod Daniel's "Pauline's Ford" was "found sitting along the side of the road on Route 66."
|Katie Pasquini Masopust, Stones|
|Katie Pasquini Masopust, Stones (detail)|
Pasquini Masopust wrote about her work: "I created three acrylic paintings to represent rocks and stones I see on walks in my arroyo. Then I cut up these paintings to create a composition, made a quilt to look like the painting, and inserted two of the paintings into the quilt."
|Susan Szajer, Spirit Markings|
Susan Szajer added this note to the program:
"When the pow-wow is over, the feathers hang silent, but the spirits remain forever present. Cotton painted with acrylics by the artist, feathers painted and stitched, machine-pieced and quilted".
|Cheryl FitzGerald, Architectural Impressions: New Mexico|
Lastly, Cheryl FitzGerald noted of her piece, "A fabric interpretation of a montage of five of my photographs...."