Sewing My Life Together

A Bit of Breathtaking in Brockton, MA.

If I had to subtitle this, it would be: ‘Intimidated Once Again’

 

Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft MuseumMy sister Marian and I planned to visit the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. on Friday, to view their fiber art exhibit, entitled: “Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators”.

What we saw was beyond all imagination. I was speechless.

http://fullercraft.org

First of all, it is located on the edge of a beautiful pond and park. I think it is called Upper Porter Pond, and next to that is D.W. Field and Park.

This is the view from the rear patio of the museum.

This is the view from the rear patio of the museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I expected quilts and landscapes and such. What we saw was breathtaking.

Sculpted metal bow

Sculpted metal bow

This artist is a fisherwoman who lives in Alaska. When she is not fishing, she makes art. This is an exhibit of fish skin sewn together  with sinew.

This artist is a fisherwoman who lives in Alaska. When she is not fishing, she makes art. This is an exhibit of fish skin sewn together with sinew.

Fuller orange collar

Knitted metal collar

Fullercottonwire

This sculpture was made out of cotton wire.

Fullerlandscape

This is fabric, woven and then quilted.

FullerMarian

This wall hanging is painted aluminum strips, thread, buttons, and all hand-pieced.

These are just samples of what there is to see. Literally, the entire exhibit took my breath away.

And there is another exhibit there, by the Alaskan artist Annette Bellamy, entitled “Floating”. She is the artist who sewed the fish skins above.

She carved each canoe, wood fired them, hung them from fishing cord and this is how it looks close up.

She carved each canoe, wood fired them, hung them from fishing cord and this is how it looks close up.

This is the same piece but the long view.

This is the same piece but the long view.

 

 

 

 

 

Who even has these ideas? If I had over a hundred aluminum strips, I’d ¬†probably toss them. I looked up knitting looms for metal and they look intriguing. However, I’d like to try one first.

So, yesterday my take-away was, “I should just throw away my sewing machine and quit”.

This morning, my take-away is, ” Keep trying, and don’t throw anything away….EVER”.

 

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