Last year an exhibit I participated in, The Ever Changing River, was exhibited at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah. A group of us went up the week end of the opening and had a tour of the museum given by Judy Schwender. Judy is the curator. Our exhibit takes a fair amount of space but there was a lot of wall space left to fill. Judy decided that she wanted to have the whole exhibit to focus on rivers. After all Paducah is located on the mighty Ohio River.
Among the many wonderful pieces of art hanging in the exhibit was a piece by Karin Franzen.
49 x 42
49 x 42
I believe this is the piece that was hanging in that exhibit. Photographs can not do this piece of art justice. I can't begin to describe it either. I can tell you a little about her work as described in Masters Art Quilts Vol 2.
Karen's backgrounds are pieced or built up from multiple layers of silk organza, which she dyes, discharges, and screen prints. She fills each piece with details, which draws viewers in.
I totally agree with that comment. I could have spent the whole day looking at this piece. I would have then walked away still not knowing how she was able to accomplish her work.
I could go on and on but will just show you another piece of her work.
49 x 45
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