Barbara Barrick McKie
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Artist's Statement:
Decorative art and wearable art have always been the center of my creative energies. Since I am interested in so many crafts and ideas, I work at times on original art quilts for the wall and beaded jewelry. In all media I like to take a starting point such as a photograph, a piece of fabric, or a stone and let it suggest to me what to do with it. As the creation takes shape, I react to what I see and add as the piece suggests itself to me. As a result of this process, all of my work is original and one of a kind. Characteristics of the work include strong texture, contrast, and graphic appeal and either nature’s colors or vibrant color contrasts with a rhythmic movement that comes from an inner musical sense. Themes involve nature, still life, and people.

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Light and Shadow Study #2
45"w x 38" h

Juried into Fantastic Fibers 2001 at the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.




This piece is in my still-life studies of food. I was studying how shadow creates three-dimensionality and how thread can be used to create lines and texture.

Techniques include: disperse dye transfer, immersion dyed fabrics, machine applique, machine quilting, and trapunto.



Floral Symphony #8: Erythrina

The quilt was selected for Materials Hard and Soft 2001 at the Denton Arts Center, Denton, TX.



I am always with camera when traveling in order to photograph any interesting flowers that I can use in my quilt. This flower grows on a tree, and was in California. Techniques include disperse dye transfer, silk painting with silk dyes, machine applique, free-motion machine quilting, and trapunto.



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