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15 April 2011

See “Monastery” at The Morris Museum (Morristown, NJ) in June

Fiber Revolution Presents: VISUAL THOUGHT

An Exhibition of Fiber Art

Curated by Kevan Rupp Lunney

June 15 – October 9, 2011

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The Morris Museum / 6 Normandy Rd / Morristown, NJ 07960

More about this quilt:

Monastery at Kosljun was inspired by a recent trip to St. Mary’s monastery on Kosljun – a tiny islet off the coast of Krk in the Adriatic Sea.

The Franciscan monks have occupied it since it was renovated in the 15th century, built on the site of a ruined Benedictine abbey.  Visitors are asked to be respectful and quiet since the monks (who continue to live and work here) have taken a vow of silence.

Although the public areas are usually decorated with flowers and potted plants, I chose to recreate only the stone architecture in this quilt.  I felt like these graceful archways were alive somehow, keeping secrets and watching generations of people come and go over the centuries. It is amazing to think these very walls have been standing and providing shelter for over 500 years.

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More about Fiber Revolution:

Fiber Revolution is a network of professional textile artists combining their knowledge and experience in marketing to exhibit and sell their artwork.
Fiber Revolution's goal is to provide greater visibility for our art while educating the public about fiber art as an exciting art form. Although the art is constructed from fabric, it is not meant to lie at the foot of the bed, but rather to hang on the wall like an oil or watercolor painting. The artists use fiber as their medium - dying it, painting it, cutting it, tearing it, stamping it, fusing it and embellishing it. The final step, stitching through the layers of fabric, brings a dimensional depth to the artwork that mere paint cannot.

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