Wen Redmond, one of my favorite creative people, gave a most welcomed detailed demo and talk, “Digital Explorations in Fiber and Mixed Media,” about the processes she uses in her work. I was so excited to attend this demo sponsored by the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.
The program was offered in relation to the opening of two exhibits at the Ruth Funk, SAQA’s “Radical Elements” and “The View Within.” In “Radical Elements” each artist was asked to select an element from the periodic table as a jumping off point to inspire his or her work. In “A View Within” two fiber artists use medical imaging to inspire their pieces.
Here are just a few photos of work in “Radical Elements.” While it is too late to hear Wen speak, you are in luck if you want to enjoy the exhibits which run from May 28 up until August 27th.
“Lighter than Air” by Wen Redmond (Helium)
“Blizzard” Kathy York (Technetium)
“Cold Fire” by Kathie Kerler (Phosphorus)
“Hay Meets Rontgen” by Jim Hay (Roentgenium)