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Bates, Judy
April 2005
Surface Design Journal;Spring2005, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p44
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the potential use of sterile materials to create objects that contain humor and life. Author's love of using a material in a context other than that for which it was intended combines with the humorous side of historical and contemporary fashion, enables the author to create personal "fashion statements." He enjoys utilizing very simple construction techniques and materials such as plastic grocery bags to create elegant attire. The abstract fiber sculptures draw from experiences with nature and the landscape. Landforms are often suggestive of the human body. This association with the human body is exhibited in the sensuous undulations of hills, valleys or rivers and in rich coverings of vegetation that suggests hair or fur.


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