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Jacque Davis Textile Arts

Fugitive Dust by Jacque Davis
21 x 20

What can I say?  ...I love cloth! Whether it is painting, stitching or rusting it to create my own cloth to be used in art quilts made to hang on the wall.

My one of a kind art to wear designs are created using discharge pastes and objects found in nature,  thrift stores, or parking lots (a great source for lost earrings and funky shaped rusty metal).  Dyeing silk scarves is my hot weather treat . I am passionate about the bright vivid colors created in dye baths in my outdoor studio.

Teaching surface design and dyeing is a love.  Students teach me so much and I love to see them light up when they try something new.

Artist's statement:  Every person’s mind builds images while asleep or day dreaming. This language helps us to process and communicate our thoughts and feelings. Even as our dreams are uniquely ours, they have a thread of the everyday world in them. It is this thread that allows us to recognize the common language spoken in dreams.

Cloth, paint, and thread provide the perfect tools to capture the evocative nature of the dream world. Cloth, soft and familiar to us all, provides the foundation. Thread connects the layers and lies visible on the surface, and paint can highlight or shadow an image adding another layer of interest.

My art work is a celebration of our connection to one another. When the separateness created by culture, society, and life disappears for a time, together we can rest in a quiet familiar place.

Location:  Freeburg, Illinois, USA
Online store: website
     and Fiber Artists Coalition (group blog)  
Other social media: Facebook (personal page)
Memberships: Fiber Artists Coalition. SAQA,  
Languages spoken: igPay atinLay  HA!
Summer Unraveled by Jacque Davis
20.5 x 26

Tags:  surface design, dyeing, color, cloth, stitch, paint , discharge dyeing, dancing, textiles, rust

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“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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