Textiles are an ancient form of human expression. Research shows that embroidery evolved from tribal tattoos. Modern textiles have wide practical use but the international world of quilting has expanded from the functional to include the expressive category called Art Quilts, the finest of which are exhibited in art museums around the world.
Following ancient traditions of hand work, I have created textile art with silks, cottons, and multiple threads. While my design creation is gestural with paint and paper, execution of these art quilts is studied and precise. Hand stitches and a variety of hand dyed and painted fabrics produce texture that creates a variety of impressions as the light and angle of observation change.
Marianne's art quilts have been exhibited and enjoyed on six continents. They have received multiple awards and have been featured in many publications both at home and abroad in Asia, Europe, Brazil, and Australia.
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