Monday, November 30, 2009

color and content.

1200 hats crocheted by residents of the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women - one hat for every incarcerated woman.

I fell upon the awesome work of fiber artist Sherri Wood on flickr last week and was totally wowed. She combines traditional techniques and contemporary thinking to make incredibly cool embroidered works, quilts, and knitted works. I particularly love her installations.

Sometimes her work begins as a matter of collection such as her piece on the Beth El synagogue. All objects were donated by members of the synagogue. The objects were collected, photographed, and then cut into pieces, and then assembled into a series of quilts.

See all the donated objects here.

Sherri has also made some super cool quilts out of every day objects such as toilet seat cozies.

and left over trim.

Her use of color and the found object is amazing. I love her comfort room, a room covered entirely in granny squares. I could drink tea in here all day.

some super cool tattoo babies.

A large part of here body of work comes out of the tradition of mourning quilts, This quilt is an ongoing piece dedicated to and honoring the soldiers of the Iraq war.

Sherri's work is inspiring and proves her to be a very prolific artist with and exceptional eye for color. Drop by to visit her flickr site, I promise you will not be disappointed.


Caroline Hancox said...

this is so beautiful, I love the first 2 pieces, what a great find

Joetta M. said...

yeah i loved those 2 pieces too, visually and conceptually they are very powerful:)