Pamela Allen
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Email:
allen5@sympatico.ca

   

Artist’s statement

I always wanted to be an artist. Alas, having been steered away from that as a child, it was not until I quit my "day job"that I got the B.F.A. at age 34. The next 20 years have been an adventure, traveling from painting, printmaking, collage, and assemblage to arrive at fabric art. I made my first quilt last year as an entry into America from the Heart. A week with Lucky Shie last summer sent me home all primed to experiment with anything that I could sew together as long as it STAYED together. I am still a novice art quilter and live in fear someone will look closely at my stitches!

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Eve Under Scrutiny II

"A Big English Breakfast"
2006
39x29


I confess I am a lover of food. It is a great disappointment to me that I married a man who is Ho Hum about eating. But being British, he did introduce me to the joys of a big breakfast. This hanging is densely quilted with all kinds of culinary delights, from corn on the cob to fish to avocado to grapes!

Recycled and commercial fabrics, big stitch, raw edge applique, machine quilting. Embellished with found objects , styrofoam fruit and vegetables, kitchen cutlery.


"Birdbrain"
38 x 58


Recycled pieced and appliqued fabric. Machine pieced and quilted. Button embellishment
"Childless Grandmother "
52 x 72

Recycled pieced and appliqued fabric. Machine pieced and quilted. Button and copper coil embellishment.

 

 

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