I am a Canadian artist in Calgary, Alberta, working primarily with textiles. I'm curious, eccentric and just a little opinionated. Surrealist in thought, Fauvist at heart, eclectic, explorative and absurd, I use hand and machine techniques to illustrate idiosyncratic stories and integrate hand dyed and "found" fabrics in my work.I am learning to respectfully collect a history with stitch, incorporating meaningful text and a Slow Cloth philosophy, believing that personal expression is instinctual when you listen to yourself truthfully. I am fascinated by the workings of the human body, and the microscopic world, interpreting them in unconventional ways.
As Kurt Vonnegut says: "I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center."
Beautiful Bones by Arlee Barr
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Online store: FyberSpace
Memberships: Contextural, ARTeries
Languages spoken: English
Tags: anatomical textile art, poetry and stitch, Slow Cloth, arlee barr, embroidery, beading, art quilts, hand dyed fabrics, dimensional textiles