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Bejeweled Vegetation by Artist Amy Gross

Posted on: Friday, October 30, 2009









* all images courtesy of artist Amy Gross

East West Fleece by Karen Ciaramella

Posted on: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

'Centered' by Karen Ciaramella (wool, canvas)

'Play of Consciousness Installation' by Karen Ciaramella (Venice, Italy 2006)

So thrilled to meet fiber artist and sculptor Karen Ciaramella at the opening for Knitted, Knotted, Netted at The Hunterdon Museum of Art. Her intuitive use of combed fleece and wool roving is more than magical - it is transcendent. Karen studied fiber and textile art in the US and Italy as well as Eastern philosophy in India. Her hands-on process reflects this interesting fusion of 'give and take' when it comes to working with organic materials. The artist will soon be exhibiting in the upcoming exhibit, Uncommon Threads at Seton Hall University's Walsh Gallery. Visit Karen Ciaramella's website to view more stunning work.

'ShriTransmigration' by Karen Ciaramella (wool installation)

'ConnectionDisconnection' by Karen Ciaramella (Venice, Italy 2005)

Knitted Knotted Netted Opening

Posted on: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hunterdon Art Museum exterior in October 2009

'Knitted, Knotted, Netted' curated by Hildreth York

Pat Hickman video, 'The Gates' (1991-1994)

Ann Coddington Rast's 'Longing' installation

Work by Pat Hickman (foreground) and Karen Ciaramella (background)

Work by Pat Hickman (foreground) and Ann Coddington Rast (background)

Karen Ciaramella's wool forms/installation

Karen Ciaramella's 'Divine Goddess'

Carol D. Westfall's 'This Crowded Planet' series

Carol D. Westfall's 'This Crowded Planet' (detail)

Abigail Doan 'Fiber Flotsam' series (foreground) and Leslie Pontz crochet wire sculpture (background)

Abigail Doan 'Fiber Flotsam' series (foreground) and Leslie Pontz crochet wire sculpture (background)

Ruth Marshall's 'Coral Snake Series'

A special thanks to Knitted, Knotted, Netted's curator Hildreth York for her vision and unique way of allowing artists to come together to weave a greater collective story.

Curator Hildreth York presenting in front of work by Norma Minkowitz

Crochet Suspense by Leslie Pontz

Posted on: Friday, October 16, 2009

crochet detail by fiber artist Leslie Pontz

Leslie Pontz, another wonderful artist featured in Knitted, Knotted, Netted, creates ethereal crocheted sculptural forms out of fine metal strands, silk organza, thread, and rusted industrial elements. It is the juxtaposition of these fiber elements that brings these materials to life, however delicate the execution and fancifulness of their fleeting nature.

'Desert Contrast' by Leslie Pontz

*See more of Leslie Pontz's stunning work on her artist website.

Ann Coddington Rast's Wovens

Posted on: Thursday, October 15, 2009

'Lobes' (2006), twined linen and 64-strand Japanese braid by Ann Coddington Rast

'44 Blackbirds (2007), excerpt, twined linen and gesso by Ann Coddington Rast

'Romeo and Juliet (2009), twined linen by Ann Coddington Rast

'Head Cage (2007), random woven willow and twined linen by Ann Coddington Rast

Another intriguing fiber artist featured in Knitted, Knotted, Netted.

Kazue Honma's Complex Zen Craft

Posted on: Tuesday, October 13, 2009







Intricate and silent expressions by Kazue Honma, an amazing artist featured in 'Knitted, Knotted, Netted' at The Hunterdon Museum of Art.

*above images courtesy of the artist

Carol Westfall's 'This Crowded Planet'

Posted on: Monday, October 12, 2009


This Crowded Planet by Carol D. Westfall

Throughout the week I will be featuring the work of fellow artists from the current exhibition, Knitted, Knotted, Netted. There will be an artist reception and informal discussion at The Hunterdon Museum of Art this Sunday, October 18 for anyone who is in the Clinton, New Jersey area. It's a lovely town and an amazing historic site, so please join us if you are out enjoying the autumn colors.

Carol D. Westfall

"The Crowded Planet series is composed of hundreds of tiny "men" - the stick figures we drew as children. If you take the top two arms and pull them together you create the kanji character for man - nin or jin or hito. I compress all these tiny "men" together and form the ball which is This Crowded Planet. There are probably 120 in the series now as I have been working on them for 13 years!" - Carol D. Westfall

'Knitted, Knotted, Netted' Opens This Weekend

Posted on: Saturday, October 10, 2009


I am thrilled to be exhibiting in 'Knitted, Knotted, Netted' opening this Sunday, October 11 at The Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ. Please click the invite below for details on the exhibiting artists as well as the reception on October 18.

*postcard image and catalogue cover: Fiber Flotsam 2009 by Abigail Doan


The Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ

Fall Fiber Flotsam

Posted on: Thursday, October 08, 2009

Abigail Doan (October 2009)

Abigail Doan (October 2009)

Abigail Doan (October 2009)

* The latest recycled fiber forms in progress. Materials consist of thread recycled from clothing and textile swatches as well as street flotsam from a neighborhood construction site and dried lichen. The lace bits and embroidery are from vintage textiles found in Bulgaria this summer.

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