Sunday night after the Dawes Arboretum celebration....
I have spent the day resting from a very exciting and busy weekend. I attended the opening for Made by Hand...hand felted works create from the same medium and yet the visions explored were so diverse. The sic participants create from their heart and Lyn Logan-Grimes and Chris Lang skillfully installed this wonderful exhibit with loving hands and the viewers were drawn into a much closer examination of this miraculous and soft fiber medium. Renee Harris has been creating for over 25 years and her works always seem to tell a story and her details were impeccable both with wools and her stitches. Chris Lang has been a personal friend for over 20 years and has graced my life with her generosity of mind, body and spirit. Sharon Parker and Yiling Tien were new artists to my personal experience but I plan to return to the gallery and study their processes. Megan Henderson is a young and exciting young artist and I am delighted to have be included in her circle of creation. I will post some photos in the morning...Ken is already asleep and I forgot to get the new instructions for this new blog format. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
I am an artist who makes her marks with a needle and thread. My visual journals give birth to my quilts and are the evidence of my existence. The dialogue between the viewer and the art allows me to integrate my historical, present, future voices, thus communicating with all generations. It is my purpose in the making of my art to guide one to discover a self-actualization of the human spirit--an ongoing conversation between the artist and the viewer. I cherish my freedom to speak through my dyed fabrics, beads, embellishments, and found objects. This visual fiber text has helped me discover a serene appreciation for my own being and often calms my spiritual soul in today's chaotic stream of life.
Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart has been making her works of art for more than 25 years. She has traveled and shown her work in Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, France (Paris), England (London), Italy, and Greece as well as throughout the United States.
Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
2431 Audrey Dr. W.
Newark, OH 43055