Artist Statement & Biography
The images represented in my tapestries begin with observations of my garden. I combine my photographs with drawings to create dream like images. The image of the hand in each tapestry represents the presence of the viewer. The tapestries emphasize the textures, colors, patterns and light found at different times of day in the garden. The tapestry as a textile object has for centuries been used functionally and decoratively, creating a sense of beauty, warmth, and storytelling.
AWARDS : The Independence Foundation Fellowship recipient 2005 in Sculpture, Pew Fellowship in the Arts GAP Grant for ongoing work 2005. Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient for Sculpture 1998. Grant to Cologne, Germany, from Creative Artists Network, Phila., PA 1986. San Angelo Museum, Monarch Tile Award, 1986. Residency, Kohler Arts and Industry Program. Donegan has traveled throughout the US, Europe, Indonesia and Brazil.