Saturday, September 23, 2017

Is Fiber Art A Good Fit For Art In Public Places

     It's common to see sculptures in parks and on street corners, but have you ever seen fiber art in those places? My town, DeLand, has just installed art onto electric boxes in our downtown and one of my pieces was chosen. They reproduced it onto vinyl and then shrink-wrapped it onto the electric box.
Me and my art.
It's in front of a beautiful mural.


Back side
They even did the top


Two by my friend, Bobbi Baugh
My friend, Bobbi Baugh, has several of the boxes covered with her fabric art, too. So, yes, fiber art can be installed outside into a semi-permanent place. These will remain until they are no longer attractive due to weather or other problems. What fun! I'm linking this to Off The Wall Friday where you can find other art quilt blogs. Please make comments on the artists' posts to let them know you stopped by. Thanks for visiting.

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  1. Great opportunity to focus on fiber work - congrats on having your work chosen.
    Kristin

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    1. Thank you. I was glad I heard about the project and surprised I got chosen.

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  2. Congrats Regina. It's truly nice to see fiber art displayed in this way.

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    1. Thanks. It spurs me on to seek out other venues that usually don’t feature fiber work.

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    1. It’s a place I visit a couple of times a week, so it is way fun!

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  4. This is fabulous, Regina! Congratulations for creating as well as finding the opportunity and applying. Perhaps other municipalities will catch on and issue invitations.

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    1. It is a bit of work to digitally alter the artwork to fit the box so that the corners of the box come in good places and it is proportioned to the box. But worth the effort. I’m lucky that my town is so artfully minded.

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  6. Here in San Diego, CA we have vinyl and actual painted art boxes everywhere and I really enjoyed seeing them. But until reading your post it never occurred to me that fiber art could be represented as well! Thank you for this post and for sharing your wonderful artwork, outdoors for the world to see! BTW - I found you through Off The Wall Friday.

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    1. One of the things I'm learning is to apply for exhibits and shows other than just fabric or quilt shows. It's important to have our work recognized as art on the same level as art in other media.

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