It is always so helpful to get a good shove in the right direction. I am grateful to have received one in the form of a Creation Grant from ArtsNB. Though I am always a little shy with projects at this stage (before I can point to an object and say “Look there! That is what I mean!”), I would nonetheless like to share my proposal with you. It will give you an idea of where I am coming from […]
The other week at an opening there were a number of you who said “I can feel the conflict between industry and nature in your work.” This, in its way, made me sad, for in making the work I felt a harmonious combining of the two. But the artist makes only one half of the work. The rest is all you, and I am so privileged to learn your side. It lets me know who you are, the other, and […]
Categories: Digital, Drawing, Learning Toys, Silk Painting, Technology, Textile Design, Thoughts, Trees • Tags: art, communication, conversation, leaf, meditation, photoshop, print, questions, silk painting, tree ring
I learn a lot every day. About how to be here/happy/human. I’d like to share and also to string words out of my head so I can knit them into something like a crash pad. And so maybe you can help me tie up the holes. Last year at life school we had visiting speakers. A couple of them, the lovely/articulate Yolande Clark and Danielle Hogan, were the first people to tell me how NOT balance work with life, but […]
All of our technology comes from nature. Not only did we creatures build it, but we would be silly to think we are inspired by something other than natural processes. The more we learn about how biology and biosphere work, the more our own advances look like an homage. My challenge is to show this back and forth in a collection of silk wall quilts. I will borrow inspiration from Saint John architecture, and unlike some of my previous quilts, […]
Categories: Digital, Quilting, Silk Painting, Stone/Plant/Textile, Textile Design • Tags: architecture, Building, city, environment, nature, New Hampshire, photography, plants, rock, Saint John, stone, technology, tree, waterfall
This piece is the adult insect, in full flight toward the viewer. It is also a gaze of awareness. I looked to the luna moth for inspiration, who seems to be made of leaves and twigs. This piece began with one of my favourite disciplines: silk painted quilts. Finally with an excuse, I began collecting leaves and seeds. This was fall so I had a great colour selection to choose from. After cutting them to shape I applied a sealant […]
Nubile Silk face and backing, cotton interior and thread. Sealed leaves, tree seeds, stone, and wool. 40″ x 8″ x 30″ © Allison Green 2013. The third piece in the Time Flies Collection, this shows the adult insect is in full flight toward the viewer. It also takes the form of a gaze of awareness. See how it was constructed, and the other items in the series: Nascent, Nymph, and Nesting. Exhibited with Foundation at the Saint John Arts Centre, […]
Categories: Quilting, Sculpture, Silk Painting, Stone/Plant/Textile, Textile, Textile Design • Tags: eye, fall, Insect, leaves, moth, plant, Quilt, quilting, seeds, silk, stitch, textiles, tree, wings
I like trees. They sound nice, feel nice, smell nice, act nice. They help me imagine nice things, like a world where all constructs are as self-sufficient and sturdy. A lot of my thoughts lately surround trees and their penchant for enlightening people. Last weekend was Harvest Jazz and Blues time in my city. The whole downtown turns into a festival. I spent the weekend silk painting and quilting in the midst of torrential rain, happy music-goers, and fire juggling […]
Timber Timbre Silk face, cotton interior, backing, and thread. 40″ x 30″ © Allison Green 2013. This piece was created outdoors during the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. It is our city at that time of year: giant trees by the water, compelled to movement by the downtown vibrations. See how it was made. Displayed and auctioned at Isaac’s Way, Fredericton, NB. Half of proceeds went toward children’s music lessons.
Flux Silk face, cotton interior, backing, and thread. 45 x 45 in © Allison Green 2013. Circuit board silk painting with free-motion quilting. Inspired by the innards of an old laptop. See the work in progress. Created on site at The Eager Clothsmith, Barracks Fine Craft Shop, Fredericton, NB. Sold to private collection.