Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fun Break from Work Today!

It was so nice to take an extended lunch from work today to meet a new art quilter friend and go to the local Quilt Museum. The current exhibit theme is knitted sculpture.

While at the museum, we saw two artists' works that were amazing! One is Kerry Mosley who knits wire, fiber and beads to create translucent facial images (particularly the aging face). Check out this link to see what one of these look like: http://www.bhkc.co.uk/jpeg_images_07/Knitting%20Artists/Kerry%20Mosley/CIMG5249.JPG.

In addition, we saw the wonderful work of Sha Sha Higby. This artist has studied puppetry and spent time in Indonesia. She creates imaginative and beautiful costumes with a host of materials including batik fabrics. The other part is that she wears and performs in these costumes. Below is a postcard showing one of her works.

I'm so taken with Sha Sha's work that I'm planning to go to the performance she will be doing next month! If you'd like to learn more about this artist and see some videos of her performance art, please visit: http://www.shashahigby.com/Site/Movies.html.

If there is one thing I love to collect, it is wild and wonderful earrings! At the museum's shop, there was a pair that just screamed, "Take me home!" Aren't these the cats meow? Who knows how they'll look on, but they're great to look at!

1 comment:

  1. thank you for the mention on your blog....really glad you liked the san jose exhibition.

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