Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Paula Wilson

My time at the fabric workshop was an amazing experience. Artist Paula Wilson was inspired, driven, trusting and supportive throughout the two month period! Before I put up the many MANY photos that I have from the studio, here are some images of the work she made prior to her collaboration with the Fabric Workshop. I loved seeing these pieces, some of which were even hung in the gallery at FWM: I think it's difficult for some artists to traverse a range of medias and to stretch into unfamiliar materials but Paula successfully translated her previous works into fabric.

For example, here's a drawing of a stained glass window:

Tomorrow's Tomorrow
50 x 50 inches, Oil, spray paint, collaged/inlayed paper including woodblock prints mounted on paper, 2008

You'll see in the Fabric Workshop installation how beautifully the idea of the stained glass window was transformed into an actual "stained glass" window. Beautiful! Other motifs include nature vs city, butts, vases and vessels, water, and self portraiture.

95 x 50 inches, Oil, spray paint, collaged/inlayed paper including woodblock prints on paper mounted, 2007

Sight Seeing
7 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches, Collaged oil on paper with mahogany wood support, 2008

19 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches, Relief woodcut, offset lithography and silkscreen with collaged elements and handcoloring, 2007

Last Summer Remixed
1 29.5 x 21.25 inches, Ink on etching, 2008

Last Summer
19 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches (image size), Etching, silkscreen and handcoloring, 2007

To see more images of Paula's work- and to read some of her writing/ some writing about her- here are some links!


1 comment:

Jeffrey W. Bussmann said...

Yes, please post some behind the scenes shots!