Hickey, Gloria
July 1995
Surface Design Journal;Summer95, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p12
Trade Publication
The article discusses the life and works of fiber artist and Franciscan priest Jerry Bleem. It is stated that Bleem was born in 1954 and grew up on a farm in southern Illinois where he learned appreciation for the interdependency of the natural world. Bleem creates sculptures that would attract viewers and gain opportunities through the use of ordinary materials including cardboard from dumpster, laundry labels from the clothes at the friary, photographs, stamps, and journals. Bleem suggests that the real task to create meaning and order is to become comfortable with the mysteries of life.


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