Illinois fiber artist Barbara Schneider photographs decaying leaves, then enlarges, prints (on paper or fabric), cuts, shapes, assembles and stitches the leaves into highly detailed, oversized interpretations. To truly appreciate the work and get a sense of size and scale, you must see it in place, or else you might think you are looking at photographs of fall leaves. Simply stunning.
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Linden Leaf Rag
digitally printed fabrics, collaged, stitched,cut, backed, shaped
6 feet wide
Linden Leaf Rag, detail each leaf is about 20″ tall
94 leaves, printed, stitched, shaped, assembled
cotton, digitally printed leaves, backed, stitched, cut, shaped
68″ x 34″
“My newest series is an interpretation of natural images by enlarging and reshaping them. I continue to look at the play of light upon surfaces, and shaping the pieces introduces a new element – light and shadow interacting with the undulating surfaces.”
Barbara Schneider’s website
Read an interview with the artist here
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Sofia, by Laura Balombini