Meeting Time: 10:00 AM, Monday, March 9, 2020
San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Avenue, SATX 78209.
Come at 9:30 for creative networking!
Guest Speaker – MARY MCCAULEY
Mary is a nationally-known 3-dimensional mixed media/fiber artist
A key concept in my work is Wabi Sabi, the Japanese expression of the imperfection in nature that makes it beautiful. It also conveys the impermanence of nature and the simple truths that nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. Nature and its imperfections are my inspirations and my goal in art. I use a variety of natural and recycled materials in hopes that their inherent imperfections will strengthen my work and add character to it.
As a mixed media fiber artist, I try to push the definition of “quilt”. My vessels and other 3 dimensional works ARE technically quilts – a top and bottom layer of predominantly fabric, with a middle, filler layer, all held together by stitching. From there, I enjoy messing with the viewer, trying new shapes, surface design techniques, and embellishments, to create forms that fall somewhere between quilting, basketry, painting, and sculpture. My childhood love of pop up books made me wonder if the same paper engineering could be translated to fiber. It can! I love making pop up fiber art where the open and close motion of the work is a key part of the composition.
DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE TO MEET MARY MCCAULEY!
To see more of Mary’s work go to http://www.mccauleyart.com/about.html