Nora McMillen Burke
McMillen Burke presents a body of work inspired by tribal textile traditions and their common symbolism. Power, protection from evil, family tradition and the tree of life, are all themes that resurface in global textiles and connect us as humans. This series of large, colorful watercolors is inspired by four specific types of textiles; Otomi embroideries, Balinese tapestries, Indian Toran wall hangings and Suzani embroidery from Central Asia.
Exploring Archetypal Symbols with Gelli Mono-Printing
Follow along with artist Nora McMillen Burke via Zoom and discover the nature of archetypal symbols that reoccur throughout global textiles. Explore images from simple triangular motifs to the more complex tree of life as she demonstrates creating printed quilt squares for a community inspired project. A materials list will also be provided for those who wish to create their own prints.
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With an intent to engage the viewer in an imaginative and playful narrative, Nelson has created a wondrous collection of sculptures and paintings that captivate with their whimsical style. Animals frozen in a picture book-like moment in time invoke thought, emotions and allow the viewer to create their own story of overcoming trials and tribulations while on a fantastic adventure.
Levy creates ceramic figures inspired by some of the more well-known Grimm fairy tales but combines animal imagery and reimagined configurations of these characters to form a unique perspective. The results of these combinations are often surreal and hopefully humorous, albeit sometimes in a dark manner but convey an emotional truth, whether it be personal or collective, of hidden aspects of our psychology and nature.