Friday, February 14, 2014

Mini Mini SAQA Meeting

The Internet is a wonderful thing. Without it I would not have met many of my fiber art connections. My husband and I are spending this month in Encinitas CA. Our daughter, Lisa is visiting this week.

A while ago I saw a post about Paula Chung's art work using MRI images as her inspiration.You can see Paula's work here,  Paula and Karen Rips use the same image as their guideline with Paula going representational while Karen's work is abstract. you can see Karen's work here  I knew Lisa, who is a MRI tech, would be interested is seeing their art work so I sent her a link. Lisa in turn sent Paula an email telling her how much she enjoyed her work. One thing lead to another and Lisa is now supplying Paula with some interesting MRI images. When Lisa told Paula that she was coming out here Paula proposed that we should get together. That happened this week.

Paula on the left, Lisa in center and Judy Rys on the right.  You can see Judy"s work here Where does Judy fit in you might ask? I met Judy at the SAQA booth in Houston this past Nov. We chatted a little and continued to email occasionally. Judy and I also talked of connecting during our visit to CA. Well it happens that Judy knows Karen, who by the way had an accident and couldn't make the trip, so Judy and Paula got together and come to Encinitas. The art work on the table is Judy's. Judy incorporated photos, embellished fabric and commercial fabric in this piece she shared with us.

It's difficult to see the intricate work on the table. Paula has drawn out an MRI of the head and is thread painting using four different threads.

This piece shows up a bit better. This is a whole body image. You can see the spine here. Paula draws the very intricate image on Solve and then uses four different colors of thread to paint the image.

A close up of the whole body image.

Another close up of the base if the head.

It was extremely interesting to meet with these two artist and share information, to ask questions and have ideas thrown around. I felt that I had know both of them forever and could have spend many more hours,if not days, just talking about our art and the process. This meeting would not have taken place without the internet nor my daughters interest in art. So I thank both the inventors of the internet and my daughter for a pleasurable Mini Mini
SAQA meeting.
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  1. How lucky you got to meet Paula. Her work is so beautiful. And that you got to see her process, too and talk to her about it. Art is awesome.

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