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 […]
My time at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design is winding down. I’ve spent the last four years there: working, playing, becoming. It took me in, an emotional wreck, and spit me out a productive, contributing member of the community. Not to mention happy. As a sort of homage, my first piece in our Graduate Studies show explores the idea of creativity. How we build it inside of us, like a little embryo. Not alone though, with lots […]
Categories: Community, Digital, Dyes, Sewing, Stone/Plant/Textile, Textile • Tags: art, artist, college, creativity, felt, flower, green, idea, leaves, moss, pattern, petals, plant, purple, river, sculpture, Sewing, spoonflower, terrarium, vessel, water, water lily
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
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.
Electric Trees Silk face, polyester interior and backing. Various threads including metallics. Each 12″ x 24″ © Allison Green 2013. Set of two stitch drawings with ink accents. Based on a transformer tower. Explores similarities between the natural world and the man-made. See how it was constructed. Previously displayed at M&T Deli in Fredericton, NB. #1 sold to private collection, #2 pricing available upon request.
Astral Ink Silk face, polyester interior, canvas backing. Various threads including metallics and variegated. 48″ x 36″. © Allison Green 2013. Silk painting with Procion dyes, free-motion quilting to within 1/2″. Designed after a photograph of ink swirling around with textile medium. This is a commentary on the mixing pot that is space, and the fluidity of time. See how it was constructed. Previously displayed at M&T Deli. Pricing available upon request.
Silk Circuit Silk face, polyester interior, cotton backing. Various threads including metallics. 20″ x 16″ © Allison Green 2013. Silk painting with Procion dyes, machine quilted to within 1/2″. Based on a circuit board. Exploring the idea of beauty in industry, and the relationship between textiles and technology. See how it was constructed: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Sold throughM&T Deli in Fredericton, NB.
The Cogs of Communication Gouache, vellum, tracing paper, newspapers, and dictionary pages. © Allison Green 2012. Paper quilt with symbols painted in gouache. The top layer (painted tracing paper) represents our initial form of written communication, symbology. Underneath this layer are dictionary pages, which display the next step, formal written language. The piece is then quilted with a wave stitch, showing our most recent development, wireless communication. Shown in Context/Texture at the NBCCD Gallery in 2012.