|Artist Meta Heemskerk in her studio.|
As long as I can remember I have loved being creative. When I discovered art quilting a whole world opened up to me. The reason I enjoy it so much is that I can use so many different techniques and materials.
I prefer painting and printing my own fabrics. I do so by layering colour on to white fabric in order to achieve depth. I dye, print, stamp, discharge etc. Besides art quilting I enjoy using other ways of expression. I like working on paper, needle felting, embroidery, encaustic, and many more things.
Artist's statement: Inspiration for my work comes from within. I pick some fabrics from my stash and start straight away or I leave them lying on my worktop for a while and consider several options. As soon as I get an idea in my head I start out and keep working on it until it ‘feels good’ to me. Most of the time when I am working, I listen to music, classical or contemporary. I am no doubt subconsciously inspired by this music.
I thoroughly enjoy making my art. I couldn’t do without.
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Online shop: greeninthemiddle
Memberships: Studio Art Quilts Associates
Languages spoken: Dutch, English, German, French
|"Into the Light", Art Quilt by green in the middle, Meta Heemskerk|
Tags: artquilts, surface design, fiber art, peg people, portraits, hand dyed fabric