Monday, April 14, 2008

Elizabeth Barton

I've added a link to my sidebar - that of Elizabeth Barton Art Quilts. I've run across her work before and was mesmerized by the way she captured night scenes of buildings in cloth. But I admit her name had not stuck with me. Clare Smith's Websearch column in New Zealand Quilter Issue 61 provided the link that reacquainted me with Elizabeth's work. And what a body of work it is. Here is a prime example of an artist focusing on a single image or theme and thoroughly exploring it. The similarity between pieces is obvious yet the variations keep each work fresh, and when seen together as in her galleries, anything but monotonous. I find her use of shibori fabric breathtaking.

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