Custom Wall Hanging — Large | Fiber Arts

Medium:Cotton, Silk
Delivery Format:2D Artwork
Dimensions:42x34x.25
Weight:1 lbs 5 oz
Description:My art is created using hand dyed and commercial cottons and silks. It ranges from quite simple designs and small sizes to large wall hangings. They are machine pieced and appliqued. Sometimes I use couching with yarn to add definition and sometimes I add hand painted silk or non woven fibers for layering and texture. Color is my "thing" and is one of the most important aspects of creating my art. I would love to work with you in creating a beautiful work of art for your unique space.
Artist StatementHaving spent my first 15 years in Japan as a child of missionaries, I find myself drawn to images and art reflecting Japanese ideals.
My “Window” series is about interior and exterior, the safety of being unexposed or hidden and the risk of being exposed and vulnerable. My art is an exploration of my experience of trying to find a place of belonging.
I primarily use hand dyed or painted cottons, silks and nonwovens. Use of sheers, couching and color values give a sense of depth and texture.
Artist BiographyRachel Derstine is a fiber artist living in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. Her works are featured in juried and invitational art shows throughout the country. Her art is installed in institutions including Epic Systems Corporation and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Her art quilts have won awards at American Quilter’s Society – Paducah and Albuquerque, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Quilt Fest of New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Benchmark Award.
Education
Eastern Mennonite University|Graduated
Ohio University - Main Campus|Graduated
What I Love Doing
I love to play the piano, and I love to travel, exploring new cultures, cities and food.
What I Find Beautiful
I love the ocean, the mountains and cityscapes. I especially love to see landscapes that have layers of depth.
My Favorite Memory
I love to sew and my favorite memory is my sense of achievement upon creating my first garment out of fabric: a simple gathered skirt which I proudly wore on many an occasion.
My Favorite Art Style
My favorite style of art is abstract landscapes. I like art that is not too well defined so that one can look at it and create a scenario of one's own.

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Artwork Medium Cotton, Silk
Subject Matter Wall Hanging
Personality Type Art Lovers, City Slickers, Nature Lovers
Recipient Couple, Grandparent, Family Members, Friend, Significant Other
Occasion Anniversary, Birthday, Graduation, Retirement, Wedding
Creative Style No
Artwork Underlying Themes No
Sound Quality No
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