Wen Redmond: Digital Explorations
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About the Event
Wen is passionate about printing photographs on fiber. Her lecture will expand our vision of a digital print. We will be introduced to inkjet printing on fiber and mixed media substrates. Wen's slide show is based on her book Digital Fiber Art and Mixed Media Masterpieces.
Wen Redmond, who resides in New England, has been a fiber artist since 1976. A former Home Economics teacher, she has worked with batik and weaving which evolved into folk art quilts and a love of the modern art quilt movement.
In the late '90s, her work centered on abstract expressionism using dyed natural material and surface design, creating gentle tonal contrasts and layers that interact with each other. Her method of direct cutting, without the use of patterns, was innovative at that time. Her work continues to evolve through experimentation.
Since the early 2000s she has been fascinated with photography that finds expression through printing manipulated original photographs directly onto various mixed media substrates and specially treated natural fibers to create unique stitched photographic textural construction. She calls this work Digital Fiber.
She continues to investigate the digital world but also imaginative presentations that add to the pioneering exploration of her media that gives her work edge. Each work is unique and created individually.
Wen delights in creating dialogue and changing perspectives and perceptions of fiber.