SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville)

  SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville) in online group show at Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC (touchstonegallery.com) Awarded BEST IN SHOW Go HERE to view virtual gallery 18 Sept – 3 Nov 2020 TITLE: SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville) MEDIUM: Ink and thread on paper DIMENSIONS: 9 x 11 inches Although I created this piece in response to the divisive Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, it sadly continues to be relevant. The

IN DIALOGUE WITH THE UNKNOWN

NATURE + 1 IN DIALOGUE WITH THE UNKNOWN @DIE KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN Linz AUSTRIA 6 Oct through 28 Oct 2020 NATURE: Twigs, dried grass, wood chips, aloe leaves, sea oats, palm fronds +1: Rescued textiles, modern boro textiles, embroidery and sashiko thread, horsehair, paint, twine, and ephemera 2-9 inches high To see all 200 pieces, go here. A group show of international artists: Kirsty Lamont . Barbara Bryn Klare . Rachel Macmanus . Marten Tollin

FAST FIBER PASHMINA

I was lucky to be part of Cambridge (UK) Sustainability Residency 2016 back when it was still active. CSRes is/was an artist-led project for artists working in the field of sustainability. The theme was Growth and Insulation. Using the analogy of the endangered species, I explored current challenges to sustaining Pashmina textile tradition, including growing political, economic, environmental and aesthetic pressures, the dilution and mis-marking of the Pashmina label, and the growth of fast fashion/imitation Pashmina

THREAD DRAWING
Water stress

This piece shows areas of major water stress on the African continent. It will be shown as part of the Earth Action Initiative Climate Art show on 6 April 2018 at 444 Eshleman Hall, 2457 Bancroft Way, on the UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley, CA.

ART+WRITING
DRAWING on scraps of life

This drawing will be shown at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in N Lincolnshire, UK as part of an exhibit inspired by Martin Kippinger’s Hotel Drawings. I entered sketches on museum ephemera from my summer 2017 trip to Berlin. I think it is very important to see an artist’s hand, raw, untouched. To see the rest of the drawings from that trip, go here. ART ON HOTEL NOTE PAPER 20-21 Visual

TEXT
I C E L A N D :: blue

I went looking for an elusive blue I had seen in a photograph of Iceland. This blue represented everything I wanted to experience–stillness, the kind of frozen purity that gets locked in ice. I had never been to Iceland and I had never been that far north in my life. I not only found the blue I was searching for, in the studio one morning, but many other rich and

MODERN SAMPLER
Amusing, moving… a tale of a broken heart

Middle section MODERN SAMPLER An Art of Love triptych Rescued antique table linens, embroidery floss 54 x 12 inches 2016 I was googling World of Threads to find dates and locations and I found this commentary on my work, MODERN SAMPLER. “This piece is by Barbara Bryn Klare, called ‘Modern Sampler.’ BSP found it very amusing, I found it quite moving – both of us agreed it was a tale

ART BRA AUSTIN: ICE CREAM AND CAKE

ICE CREAM AND CAKE was donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Center and shown at Art Bra Austin, Palmer Events Center, Austin TX May 2016 “whimsical in appearance with strategically placed pompoms”– Breast Cancer Resource Center