Wen Redmond
Email: wenreddy@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://WenRedmond.com

Wen Redmond has been a fiber artist since 1976. Batik and weaving evolved into folk art quilts and a love of the modern art quilt expression. After college, she continued her fiber education though various workshops as North Country Studios at Bennington College, VT, Surface Design Conference, MI, Fran Skile and Haystack Mountains School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. She continues to evolve and experiment. She has a fascination with including her manipulated digital images in her newer pieces Her latest work centers on abstract expressionism using dyed natural material and surface design.

Artist's Statement: My work tends to be biographical. I work out inspirations, insights, feelings and reactions to the outer world. When I work, I allow and encourage a collaborative process with spirit or my higher self- that mind-boggling principle of the universe. This process has also been called ‘flow’. When you are in this state of mind, the intuitive is tapped and the work can become more than the sum of it’s parts.

I attempt to draw the viewer into my pieces. The more one looks at my work, the more you will find. The abstract nature of my work allows the viewer to see different images within the very same piece. I like to use transparent organza, which I dye, paint or print original photographs. I layer this onto work in several ways. Some times the piece is layered with a duplicate photograph underneath so the viewer sees a holographic image. My longtime fascination with photography is finding expression by printing directly onto various natural fibers. Other pieces are worked into textile/mixed media collages. My silk organza collages have an added dimension of light. Light flows through the picture and creates different patterns, depending on the angle of the viewer. I apply organza directly using mediums or layer several loose layers to create one image. I dye and surface design all the textiles I use.

I enjoy adding text in my work. Some times it is readable, other times it is embedded or backwards. Parts of a poem will appear in various places. I wrote an entire poem viva free stitching on one piece. Quotes from other authors will also find their way into my work, usually finding a particular one that resonates with my present emotional awareness.

I am quite passionate about my work. I continue to explore my chosen medium, fabric, to see what it can do, to stretch its perception as valid art medium

 

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Dance


Dance
13”Hx12”W


All fabric created by artists- painted, batik, stamped, thermal fax silkscreen. Applied silks, mediums and Stitched.

Tree
12”Hx18”W


Mixed media fiber collage. All fabrics dyed and painted include thermal fax silkscreen, stamps, glass bead medium and stitching. silk organza

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Tree

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Catharsis

Catharsis
18x52”H

All fabric created by artist including, dyed, painted, sun printed, wood block stamping, original photo transfer of a pine tree, medium bonded, hand drawing and abstract stitching. Silk organza, and cotton.

 

Refracted Memory
15"Hx23”W


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Refracted Memory


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Return to our Senses

Return to Our Senses
17”Hx18”W

Mixed Media Collage- hand dyed and painted silk organza includes thermal fax silkscreen, image transfer, stitching, and stencil.

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