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Jeanne Flanagan

Giant Sea Clam
hand dyed paper
[15" wide X 9" high]
basket weaving, hand dyed fabric

Media: Fiber + Textiles, Sculpture

68 Summer Street

MAP # 67
Also Open Friday Night 6-9pm

Trolleys Sat+Sun | Directions (Google)

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With my father being an engineer and my mother a 4th generation commercial seamstress, designing and executing projects has always been part of my life. As far back as I can remember, sewing and quilting were family activities. The technical aspects of creation have always held a compelling fascination for me.
Learning to mix dyes that yield the precise shades of color I want was an exhilarating step in fabric exploration. Mathematical precision was necessary for success, and success fueled and expanded the range of possibilities for expression of the ideas in my head.
Weaving with traditional and non-traditional materials was the next step. The range of forms and shapes that could be fabricated headed me in another complementary direction.
To date, the most enjoyable and challenging project has been learning the technically difficult “mad weave” and using this technique to create my signature pieces.
For these pieces, I make and dye my own paper before cutting and weaving them into eclectic forms.
I hope you enjoy them!