Thursday, August 13, 2015

Member News - Wen Redmond

Wen Redmond is the August Artist of the Month at Exeter Fine Crafts in Exeter, New Hampshire. Working from a process that involves an ongoing dialogue between her chosen media, intuition and innovative fiber photography work, Wen creates stunning mixed media fiber art including scarves, encaustic works and her well-known, unique wall pieces.

     Merging photography, digital printing, collage, surface design and fiber, Wen creates one-of-a-kind works of art. An experienced quilter, Wen's work is often biographical or journalistic in nature as she works out of insight, inspiration, feeling and reactions to the outer world. She often works in layers, using non-traditional quilting techniques to transform scraps of fiber and photography into contemporary works of art. 

     Wen has created several signature techniques including: Holographic Images, Textured Photographs, Digital Fiber and Serendipity Collage Technique. She delights in creating dialogue, changing perspectives and perceptions of fiber. Lately, she has extended her media to create stunning encaustic works that combine fabrics and original photographic images with hot beeswax and resin.

     Wen has won numerous awards for her work, recently including: 2nd place at the Infinity Art Gallery, Best in Fiber at the 2012 League of NH Craftsmen, "Living with Crafts" exhibit, "Best in Two Dimensional Design," at a 2011 League of NH Craftsmen Show and was a Niche finalist three times. A juried member of the League of NH Craftsman for over 20 years, she has authored many articles that have been published in books and magazines, appeared on DVD workshops and been featured on Quilting Arts television. Wen's work can also be found in galleries, juried and solo art shows, internationally. 

  On Saturday, August 15th between 1 and 4 pm Wen will be at Exeter Fine Crafts to talk about her stunning work! Exeter Fine Crafts is located at 61 Water Street in downtown Exeter, New Hampshire. Open Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, or Sunday 12-4. Call (603) 778-8282 for more information.


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