Botanical Art and Textile Design

Dahlquist, Zsuzsi
January 2001
Surface Design Journal;Winter2001, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p32
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the relationship between botanical art and textile design. According to the author, flowers and landscape paintings as well as textile belongs to surface design. However, 90% of the surface design is floral, which remains the most popular with interior designers and their clients. Meanwhile, textile artists used seasonal flowers through photographs to find the most life-like references and to translate into finished textiles. While botanical art and textile design are interrelated, jumping from one field to another without a commitment, is difficult.


Related Articles

  • JEFF GLENN. Glenn, Jeff // Fiberarts;Jan/Feb87, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p26 

    The author describes his textile art titled "Fiction." He says he continues to utilize color and depth within atmospheric spaces, like in his earlier work involving tapestries. He adds that he laminated an airbrushed painting on canvas and cut it into weft strips. Using two painted warps, the...

  • Joan Stubbins: Renewal. Stubbins, Joan // Surface Design Journal;Summer95, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p22 

    The article focuses on the art work entitled "Renewal" by Joan Stubbins. According to Stubbins, the piece was conceptualized and produced during a summer drought and thought of the renewing qualities that spring brings. Stubbins aims to convey his feelings of stewardship to earth and realized...

  • Arturo Alonzo Sandoval. Millennial Portal: New Heaven and Earth No. 2. Sandoval, Arturo Alonzo // Surface Design Journal;Summer95, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p23 

    The article features the art work entitled "Millennial Portal: New Heaven and Earth No. 2 Mylar," by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval. It mentions that the artwork represents a serious involvement of the artist's vision with two prophetic statements from the King James version and Nostradamus. Moreover,...

  • Honoring a Source. Malarcher, Patricia // Surface Design Journal;Fall99, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p2 

    The author reflects on various aspects of Asian fabric designs. He emphasizes that most of the Indian designs, such as during weddings, are derived from a form of plant and have served as a fertility symbol. He adds that Asian and western artists are already actively engaged in exchanging...

  • FAYE ZHANG: Evolution of a Language. Alba, Victoria // Fiberarts;Summer2001, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p20 

    The article features textile artist Faye Zhang. Her weavings reflect diverse cultures, drawing inspiration from classical Chinese opera and various written languages. Zhang prefers supplementary wefts, dense tapestry weaves, and double weaves richly detailed on both sides. Her work titled Word...

  • EXPOSURE.  // Surface Design Journal;Fall2000, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p52 

    Several photographs of textile design from various designers are is presented, including "Portal: Creevykeel," "Electrifying the Edges" and "Window Coat."

  • MARTHA OPDAHL. Opdahl, Martha // Fiberarts;Jul/Aug86, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p27 

    The article describes the work of U.S. textile artist Martha Opdahl. Her work is about the tension created by countervailing forces, which represent her desire to be spontaneous, impulsive and energetic, and an equally compelling need for control, restraint and order. At present she is committed...

  • SOURCES: a.k.a. the Muse. Janeiro, Jan // Fiberarts;Nov/Dec84, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p52 

    The author reflects on the concept of sources in the field of fiber arts. He mentioned the factors that influence the works of fiber artists. He emphasized the significance for artists to know the factors that influence the structure and concept of their works. The author noted that artistic...

  • Missy Stevens: Thread Paintings. Koob, Pam // Fiberarts;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p14 

    The article features the textile designs of Missy Stevens. Her embroidery work entitled "Her Work" was created using silk, cotton, rayon and metal sewing threads. It depicts a girl standing over a gigantic sunflower while being surrounded by bees. Stevens' work is characterized by strong...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics