Friday, October 8, 2010

Featured Artist: Maryann Laverty

During the eight weeks of 'simply irRESISTible' we'll focus on individual artists here on our blog. Every week, three artists will be featured. Today, we're pleased to introduce to you: Maryann Laverty from Narberth, PA.

Obi #1

About the piece: "A couple of years ago, while dyeing with indigo, I used metal clamps to secure the folds on a felted wool scarf. Moisture from the dye bath caused the ""stainless steel"" clamps to rust leaving marks on the wool scarf. After initial disappointment I came to see the result as something quite beautiful.

obi #1

The piece in this show is the first in a group of felted pieces using rust resist. Rather than using the process directly on the wool, I have rust-resisted a few yards of silk fabric using vinegar and old nails and then letting it sit in the sun for at least 24 hours. The silk was then cut and folded and cut again using a combination of origami folding and cutting. These cut-outs were laid out on wool with silk backing and wet felted."

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