Hobbs, Peggy Whitney
January 1999
Surface Design Journal;Winter99, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p21
Trade Publication
The article describes the work and career of fabric artist Marie-Laure Ilie. She was educated at the University of Paris and the University of Michigan, which she attended as part of a Fulbright Travel Grant. Ilie incorporates classical European elements into her work, primarily working with painted fabrics such as silk. In the late 1990s, she begins to use a computer to generate images, though she manipulates the fabric by hand after the images are transferred. The author describes the symbolism in her fabric work, her attention to intellectual engagement with classical themes, and her intentional blending of ancient and modern sensibilities. The article also mentions that her later work expresses the dichotomy of evasiveness and intimacy.


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