-Ann Ridge 2010
Artist's Statement: I may use multiple techniques in one piece to make a personal statement. From 2001 a series of 70 mixed media quilts called “Table Gems” were made not larger than 11 x 8” (28 x 20 cms). Collage pieces were made by fusing, painting, laminating paper, appliqué, melting plastic, or incorporating embroidered fragments to be finally quilted by hand or machine. I combine found materials, repeat elements, a wealth of surface treatments to produce intricate works. From these stem the much larger textural quilted objects that recalled China. Current work reflects southern Spain in 12 x 12” (30 x 30 cm) format and will do for some time except commissions allow for larger pieces.
I now sell from my home. Because I make home made jams, marmalades and chutneys I have tasting sessions in my home and people often end up buying small textile items, too. They also see a small selection of art pieces in my workshop.
You can also find my work at various Arts and Crafts market sites in Andalucia, including Galeria Mar Bella and nadfas-de la frontera.
Location: Marbella, Málaga, Spain
"Where to Now", Art quilt by Ann Ridges
Tags: Layered forms and imagery, collage, multiple techniques and mediums, patterns, lines.