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Deborah Ann's Fabric Art
My love of fabric as an art form began in the early 70’s when I started making fabric sculptures
 and wall hangings. For over 20 years I rarely met anyone who was doing what I was doing
but
 when I moved to the Yakima Valley in 1995 all that changed. There is a vibrant community of fabric artists here who have helped me to push my work into a more painterly style with embellishments and painting on the finished piece. I have seen the form change from the realm of “craft” into “art” that's being shown and collected everywhere.  I'll continue to push my art limits for as long as I can sew
.

 Wild Onions, Fabric Art by Deborah Ann

- New Projects! -
All things new, again

Wild Onions, I was given these wonderful onions and as the tops dried I was drawn to them.  (Notice the quilted background design is of a cross section of onion rings.)

 

Bicycle Man by Deborah Ann 

- Sculptures & Clay -
Colaborations, air dry clay, & mixed media... a winning combination

Bycycle Man, We've all seen them, the quintessential bicyclist, as they zip along the road

Morelia - Met on the Road - 2 

- Morelia Project -Yakima's Sister City Fabric Art

On the road up to Aracurio we met this woman. I love the weathered look of older faces and knew I'd need to turn this one into art.

  


 Sor Juana Fabric Art by Deborah Ann

- Public Art -
Catholic Charities & Fabric Art displayed in Public locations

This piece was done for the Grandview Migrant Housing Project in 2013. The commons area is named for Sor Juana.

 Whoosh - currently in Art on the Wall exhibit Whoosh
24"x24" - Fabric mounted on framed  art board. 
Now part of Yakima's Capitol Theatre Art Collection.

This show's theme was "air" which was interpreted by 12 artists in the medium of their choice. Since you usually can't see air I depicted the reaction, by this young girl, to the expulsion of air from a hidden source behind her hand.

Hand dyed and novelty commercial fabrics, yarn, thread, and beads.  

 

Artist's notation... "My sewing method is free motion construction and quilting.  The different elements may be cotton, silk, synthetics, plastic, threads, scraps, paper, paint, pastels, and other random objects.  The content of my pieces is what makes my art so unique."       ~ Deborah Anne

 

 

 

 

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