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Floris Flam

"Currents" by Floris Flam

I learned to sew as a child, but didn’t discover the world of art quilts until 1986. The world of fiber art quickly became my passion. My work is inspired by the geometry of the world around me, both natural and man-made. Some of my work is realistic, based on my own photographs; other work is abstract and improvisational. I enjoy using a wide range of fabrics and quilting threads and have increasingly incorporated my own dyed and painted fabric in my quilts. Most of my wall hangings are small, well suited for the home or office.

My work is sold at the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA and at the Fiber Art Studio @ VisArts in Rockville, MD and has been exhibited in local and regional shows in the Washington, DC area.  Many of my quilts are in private collections. 

Artist's Statement:  I work improvisationally, using either a collage technique or free form machine piecing.  My work starts with color and fabric and proceeds interactively as I add or take away fabrics and shapes until I’ve achieved a pleasing composition.  I machine quilt my work to reinforce the composition and to add a further layer of interest.  My quilts often hint of architecture and of forms receding into space.  I strive for an overall impression of balance and serenity.

Location:  Bethesda, Maryland, USA
   Studio Art Quilt Associates
   Surface Design Association
   Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery
Languages spoken:  English

"Autumn View" by Floris Flam

Tags:  art quilts, abstract, architecture, USA: Maryland, Surface Design, hand dyed

1 comment:

  1. Floris, I am fortunate to know you. I'm glad I can post info from the TAFA site on my FB page so that more people can see your work. Cheers!


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