Friday, January 7, 2011

FCCA show preview..

Here are some shots of my show at the FCCA in Fredericksburg Va. Opening is tonight 6-8:30pm and goes through the end of January.. it's a mix of new paintings and art quilts.









I made 4 element dresses, air, water, earth, sky. A slightly selfish symbol of the clothing I used to sew. Old habits don't die, they just become art pieces. I enjoyed making them, and breaking away from squares and rectangles. I'm exploring the art quilt/sculpture form, I love the idea of it.

                                               "My earth dress"            .. can you see it?


"My air dress"  wonderful hand dyed fabrics and ribbons.


                               "My fire dress" and "My water dress"  again, countless stitching hours spent on these.

I really enjoyed working on this show. To anyone who is in a show, START EARLY! It takes 10x more time than you think in will to do. On top of that, I broke my ankle in early October, so I was becoming quite clever at scooting around my chair from easel to work table.  I was not quite done hanging when I took these, no tags etc.. but I have a tendency to forget to take the pictures.  All pieces are for sale and will hang all January at the FCCA.

9 comments:

shiborigirl said...

that does look like a lot of work-and with a broken ankle! yikes!
i think that the 10x time markup is a very good point.
enjoy your opening and best wishes for some great sales!

Rachel said...

Your earth dress is amazing!

Gerrie said...

Congratulations. It looks fantastic!!!!

Valerie Kamikubo said...

Hoping that the show goes well. I love the dresses and your idea to include them as art... very beautiful!

Anna said...

It really looks great Lorie. I hate that I won't see it LIVE and in PERSON. :) But it was great seeing YOU today. I forgot to ask about your ankle!!!

Lorie McCown said...

Good to see you too Anna! Happy New Year!

Sample Ohana said...

Amazing show Lorie!! Your work is so inspiring and beautiful!

jude said...

the dresses are just fabulous!

The Happy Apple said...

Well Done! It all looks amazing. Love your colours.