Friday, September 28, 2012

Oriental Garden

Oriental Garden: 24 X 30 Fiber Art on Canvas. One of the problems that face fiber artists is how to make a good presentation of our art. Quilt shows and some galleries do a good job of using the hanging sleeve sewn to the back of the piece. But more often than not, they are not prepared for the problems. Most exhibits that I am a part of, are for painters. The canvas is either framed with a wire on the back or on gallery wrapped canvas bars with a wire on the back. So, this has been such a challenge for me. I tried various hanging devices, but it came to me, that there is no rules against mounting my fiber art onto gallery wrapped canvas. Most canvas is not going to be the exact size of my fiber art. So, I decided to use the bigger canvas as a design element to enhance the presentation. Since I am also a painter, I decided to take one of the elements that appear in my fiber art and paint it as an added design. Now, I have a much larger presentation and have solved my hanging problems. I think this was a good solution and plan to do the same to all of my work. I can always take it off the canvas for quilt shows when needed. Click on image for larger view. Oriental Garden won Best Of Show at the Waverly House Gallery exhibit "Be Vibrant." 


  1. That's a great idea Judy and enhances your work to its best advantage.
    Great thinking!
    I clicked on the image to enlarge and your image doesn't even appear there!

    Thanks for your kind comment on the laces! They are so very special!

    Best wishes,

  2. This is a great solution Judy! Love this colourful, yet serene peiece. I like the way you have it off centre to sit well on the canvas. Great job!

  3. You really did a wonderful jobe of mounting this piece,and the painting that you did of the flowers is gorgeous. Really nice work!

  4. Beautiful Work Judy and so much detail, i love the added painting in the peice and very clever idea with the way you mounted it :)
    I had no trouble enlarging it either xo

  5. Wonderful! Great way to display your work and a beautiful piece. Love it!

  6. This is a great way to present textile art pieces, I have used canvases but I really like your variation of a larger canvas painted to complement your artwork.
    Looks wonderful!
    Thanks for your comment on my fabrics.

  7. I came to much the same conclusion in that hanging sleeves rarely do justice. I've taken to using a framing 'mat' or mount as we say plus a frame made by hubby. Then I came up against the need for sleeves for quilt shows but I'm just going my own way.


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