here, one of the best books I've found which highlights the work of 40 quilt artists is: Masters Art Quilts, Major Works by Leading Artists. I even love the trim size of the book; it's 8"x9", and the interior design is exquisite. I'm inspired by the work of many of the artists featured inside, including Carol Bryer Fallert, Miriam Nathan-Roberts, and Anne Woringer.
Sonji Hunt's work is a wondrous blend of color, movement and texture, and I'd love to meet her someday (we've been reading each other's blogs for about 3 years now). And Adrienne Cruz's work is what sparked my current path of work. I found her on Flickr (while procrastinating...ah, working on collecting sources of inspiration!). She and 62 other artists are featured in the book Spirits of the Cloth, Contemporary African American Quilts. In fact, that's Adrienne's piece, entitled Divine Guardian on the cover. She creates lush fields of color, using various fabric patterns and elements such as metals and shells. Her quilts tell a story and evoke a response.
here. Soon, it'll be on its way to its new owner, as I blogged about earlier, here.
These two pieces were the beginnings. I'll show you the next two mirrors in the series in another post. Meanwhile, I'm searching for a name for the series...it feels like it should have one.