|Wetlands Sunsest by Erin Murphey|
|Peace in the Woods by Christine Raber|
I was tickled that that year Janet Olney Lasley, an art teacher at Dayton's Chaminade-Julienne High School used collages with fiber in her 90-minute workshop held during the Winter Wisdom Retreat (February, 2011). In a world where fiber artists have to work hard to present and have their work accepted as "art" rather than "craft", I find this to be absolutely wonderful.
According to the information at M.E.E.C. (I didn't attend the retreat) the "participants discussed the values of restored natural areas, places of personal and spiritual restoration and living in harmony with the land. Prairie elements of fire, soil, water, tall grass and God's kingdom on earth were also discussed , and participants reflected on their personal experiences of the land and expressed them while constructing their collage.
|Tree by Siobhan Finnen|
|The First by Pamela Dorsten|
I really love the textural qualities and the spontaneity of the pieces.