Mixed Media and Mosaics
Modern society has presented us with a huge variety of materials that have been creatively adapted by new artists. Materials that were intended for utilitarian uses have been re-purposed and mixed. Providing fresh opportunities for artistic expression to explore texture, color, pattern and form.
Lori Humphrey firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Larson Larson.email@example.com
Using primarily recycled metal, wood and glass, I create unique artistic expressions. I enjoy the challenge of taking discarded materials and giving them a new life as quality artwork.
My work ranges from the whimsical to the serious, from simple wind chimes to complex weldments.
Karel Krystin Hendee karelhendee.com/
Karel is an artist who primarily paints on silk and incorporates collage, appliqué, and quilting techniques to enhance design, texture, and depth. Drawing upon her background as a garden designer and yoga instructor she integrates images of nature and mysticism.
Her work inspires viewers to appreciate and respect the natural and supernatural world we live in. She was recently praised at the Pacific International Quilt Festival for her use of color and contrasting value. Ms. Hendee has taught silk painting and garden design workshops in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California.
Her other interests include playing old time Appalachian style banjo and clogging, hiking with her dog JB, and spending time with her sweetheart.
Martha Jones greenmosaics.com
Professionally trained interior & architectural designer, Martha Jones, artist and owner of Green Mosaics, combines her passion for design, salvaging and reuse into creating recycled art for home & garden.
Intrigued by her mother’s Better Homes and Gardens magazines as a child, along with looking forward to local trash night, her unique art and approach blends her environmentally friendly attitude while also slowing down the amount of material put into landfills.
Birdbaths are created from discarded satellite dishes, terracotta chimney inserts are mosaiced into garden columns, table tops are made from leftover vinyl flooring, and junk mail, wallpaper and old calendars are used for collage picture frames and wall art.
Jody Ahlquist-Mough firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Art Website www.jodyahlquistmough.com/
Print Website www.jaminink.com/
Kris Johnson designsinfiber.com
Silk Collage & Handwovens
I am captivated by fiber as a means of artistic expression. Being a tactile person is the drawing force to my working in this medium. With a background in textile design and as a weaver, I developed my line of silk collages in the late 90’s. They are created using various weights of hand dyed silk. My works draws heavily on the play of light and shadow across the texture of fabrics. The process that is used to dye the silk and the way that the pieces are assembled give them their painterly quality. These collages are presented as matted and framed pieces, as well as on canvas. In addition to my silk work, I weave a limited number of wearable as well as decorative hand woven pieces.