Featured Artist Wen Redmond is “Making the Imagination Real” with her contemporary fiber art. Find out more about this fascinating artist by visiting her website.
New England artist Wen Redmond has worked in the fiber field since 1973, when she made her first intuitive pieced Art Quilt. Wen enjoys exploring her medium, expanding its perception, and pushing boundaries to see “what if?”
Wen’s FiberWorks include painting, natural printing, silkscreen, mono-printing and mixed media using natural fibers and paper. She has embraced digital technology in her work, and has created several signature Digital Fiber Techniques such as Holographic Images and Textured Photographs; an unusual use of fiber combining painting and digital media.
Her new work continues the creative process using the wide variety of tools in Photoshop and other media to manipulate original photographs. She prints these directly onto various inkjet substrates, and specially treated natural fibers.
Merging the actual image by layering and digitally fusing with photographs of her painted cloth creates a unique photographic stitched textural constructions.
Wen’s work and articles have been published, appearance on Quilting Arts TV & Interweave Workshop DVD’s, 500 Art Quilts, 1000 Artisan Textiles, Cloth Paper, Scissors and more.
Her work has been juried in many exhibits including, Quilt National, Art Quilt Elements, Quilts=Art=Quilts, Form not Function, National Fiber Directions, Visions, Niche finalist, 2008, 2010 and 2012, among others.
“I am bound to my art, completely, fully. It exacts beauty in my moments, eyefuls of paint, nature and ways to marry the two in my innovative fiber photographs.”
I am a mixed media fiber artist. I am a process person. My process is fed by my love of being outdoors. I’m passionate about coming up with ideas and working out the kinks. This leads to more discoveries, an evolution. I make the art and then the art makes me.
Part of that process is photography. I can see the most exquisite scenes or combinations of patterns and want to share that beauty. My art represents these moments.
They are what lie beneath. I bring them back to share, to remind, to remember. These moments become my source, my well. I hope to bring that energy into my art making, to communicate the positive.
Layers peeled back reveal the source, the inspiration, and my mad desire to capture thoughts, dreams and the beauty of nature.
Each work is individual and a communication between my inner imagination and later, the viewer.