Friday, May 16, 2008

Fiber Art for a Cause

A collage by Natalya Aikens. Cast Iron Lace 3

Made from silk scraps, cotton and synthetic fabrics, paper scraps, dryer sheets, rayon and silk embroidery thread.
Inspired by ironwork on Moscow monuments. Look at those lovely stitches.

Recently Collage Mania took place. Organized by Virginia Spiegel, collages are donated to the event by various artists and then auctioned off on-line during two days to benefit the American Cancer Society. Here is the collage I bid on by Natalya on whose blog I have often seen similar sewn cloth collages. I received it a few days ago mounted on mat board and ready to frame.

12 comments:

Kim said...

Suki,

I can see why you bid on this to get it. What a great idea to have an auction to benefit ACS!

Will you show us this again when you get it all framed? This is quite beautiful, to be sure.

Thanks for introducing us to this artist.

Have a Beautiful Day!

sukipoet said...

Kim, sure. But it may take me a long time to get it framed. If you check out Natalya's blog be sure and drop in to her web site where she has a gallery of some wonderful fairytale quilts.

Cris in Oregon said...

Wow lots of work in that beauty. Good choice Suki.

Cris in Oregon said...

PS..Did this have anything to do with your collage exchange.. Or is this different.

Kim said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Suki!

I will go back as she is updating! It looks exciting, though!

sukipoet said...

Cris. The collage exchange is over. This was for fiber artisst who donated thier artworks and all money received was given to the American Cancer society.

human being said...

Hmmmm...
A very lovely artwork to own...
Loved the design... seemed somehow oriental...

Lynn said...

Some is hand stitched, some by machine? Or all by hand? Hard to tell. Lovely piece. Great cause too.

I will look for those fairytale quilts. ;-)

marianne said...

It's so delicate! Beautiful.
Love your new pic!
I will check out the link, thanks!

Natalya said...

thanks for the links Suki! enjoy the collage!

Honour said...

these are soooo beautiful ...

sukipoet said...

Hi Human Being. I love the design too. And the name Cast Iron Lace which has such a sense of contradiction about it. Iron lace.

Lynn I can't tell completely if all the stitches are by hand. I think maybe some by machine. Yes do check the blog out and go on to the website where Natalya has a gallery of quilts.

Marianne, it is so delicate. I love that too. And that it is made of such things as dryer sheets! So inventive.

Natalya, thanks for stopping by. I just love looking at the collage and am so happy I have it.

Honor, all Natalya's works are just amazing, delicate, other worldly. Plus she loves to quilt houses and as I don't have a house I love images of houses.