The Dark Path of the Fairy Tale Forest: Journeying Deep into LESLEY RICHMOND'S Tree Series

Martineau, Sheila
October 2011
Surface Design Journal;Fall2011, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p12
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In this article the author offers observations on Lesley Richmond and her journey from a textile instructor to an award-winning fiber artist. Particular focus is given to her 2003 decision to devote herself to textile art full time, where she began producing her "Tree Series" of artworks. Details related to the material construction of the series are described in which Richmond used various mediums including photo screenprint on fabric, devoré, pigments and metal patina.


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