About My Mixed Media and Fabric Art
Sometimes the simplest things in life, gives us the most pleasure. For me, it’s creating art with fabric. From yards of contemporary fibers, to whimsical textiles, fabric is stretched canvas style over triangle, rectangle or square wooden frames. Intrigued by the geometry and asymmetry of the triangle form and the whimsy of embedded fabric covered faces, they appear often in my work; which also consist of layering intricate geometric fabric covered shapes, producing movement and three-dimensional effects. In the1980s I worked for a company where I learned the technique of covering commercial life-sized fiberglass animals with upholstery fabric to emulate animal skins. Not knowing then, this meticulous technique of covering objects with fabric, along with my background in painting and sculpturing would be combined in my artwork today.
~ Eileen Williams