Photos by C. Whitney-Ward
Jill Heppenheimer, owner of Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, is a visionary. For the past 19 years, Jill and her buisness partner, Barbara Lanning, have championed and showcased talented fibre/textile artists and created a gallery/shop/place where women can find extraordinary wearable art. It's a treat just to walk by the gallery window. There is always something enticing to see.
And when you step inside, your senses soar.
Some took a personal approach, others a more cerebral...but all are provocative and beautiful...
Santa Fe fibre artist Maggy Pavlou, a native of Austria, felted a coat called " Get Under My Skin" that tells her story of being a first generation immigrant to America.
"All the words are backward on the coat. That's how I felt when I'd see English words but couldn't understand what they meant."
California textile artist Holly Badgley created a hanging when she had an epiphany in the bathtub. "When the bubbles diminished there was a swirling motion and I realized that this was a natural force that defines the universe." And the indigo fabric pieces that she used personified the indigo ink of tattoos.
Here are more "Tattoos" in cloth from the show...which is a must see.
Image Transfer - Doshi
Gathering Stitches - Carol Lee Shanks
Water Sky - Joyce Wilkerson
Mubuti Design - Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Quest Cape - Diane Prekup
Grid Tattoo Bracelet - Cynthia Wayne
Snake Jacket - Rose Fernandez
SANTA FE WEAVING GALLERY
124 1/2 Galisteo
Santa Fe, NM