Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Page turner delight

Survey books can sometimes be overwhelming, but when this one arrived yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised. The 1000 images are well laid out, and are accompanied only by the artist's name and country. The simplification worked well.

Six continents are represented and my eyes are opened! I was especially interested (and proud) to see Canada represented so often. (17 artists)

This is just one of many images of Marjolein Dallinga's felt works. She's from Canada. Ulrieke Benner was also well represented in the book. She's from Canada Anni Hunt is from Canada

The art quilt category took up 302 of the 1000 spots and these artists from the USA stand out for me. Some are familiar names, others I appreciated for the very first time. I singled these out because of their use of hand dyes in a pared down aesthetic. I am inspired by their work.
Ann Johnston
Desiree Vaughn
Sue Cavanaugh
Lynn Krawczyk
Deidre Adams
Lisa Call
Fulvia Boriani Luciano I have three quilts included in the book. Pictured here is Emily Carr Visited Me, a piece I made in 2005. Gina M. Brown invited me to participate by email. She and her sister Sandra Salamony are the co-authors.
Thank you Gina, it is an honour to be included.


Gina said...

Congratulations Judy. It looks like a lovely book.

Dolores said...

How wonderful. I can't remember where I saw it but I do remember being impressed with "Emily Carr Visited Me." (Kitchener gallery perhaps.)

jude said...

hey congrats!

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nandas said...

congratulations... from the look of your quilt, emily carr did indeed visit you... you have brought her spirit into this lovely creation.

Corryna Janssen said...

Yes it is a wonderful book. I am in it too :-). I like to scroll through the pages to get inspired. I think I will take this book along when we go on summer holiday.

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ger said...

It´s great, isn´t it...?! I´ve been showing my contributor´s copy at the Textile Art fair here in Berlin some weeks back, + dozens of people asked if they can buy it (sometimes it´s a pity not having a businesswoman´s mind - if I´d taken a stack, I could have made a fortune... ;)

Fulvia said...

I was thrilled to find you mentioned me in this way; thank you.

Jackie said...

wow, amazing Judy!

Robin Olsen said...

I agree--it's a beautiful book, and your work is wonderful in it.