Friday, September 3, 2010
Beauty in the Design
Karen Hoekstra is an artist. Her medium is thread, her canvas precisely created strip piece quilting. We were mesmerized, and maybe even a little shocked, when she took a beautiful quilt and began to layer organza and stitching on its surface. What appeared to be a random maneuver of her machine resulted in a perfect leaf shape of purple organza on the background of autumn colored strip piecing. It was beautiful.
What makes the difference in her work is that it, in her words, 'reflects a process of change that takes place in our lives.' There is a flow to her work in which change is evident.
For more information about Karen, go to her website http://karenhoekstra.com/index.php?x=news
Posted by Writer Artist at 6:55 AM