Stephanie Ford Forrester

sewn artwork featuring a treescape

Silent Sentinels, 2012, hand worked silks, cotton and batiks, 35″ x 54″ (framed)
Minimum Bid: $800
Value: $1,600

About the Artist:

With formative years spent in coastal environments, it is natural that these and other beautiful yet fragile places settled permanently into my imagination, ultimately providing guidance towards adult life in the visual arts.

Studies at Mount Allison University’s Department of Fine Arts, and The New School of Art in Toronto were followed by travels in the U.K., Europe, Turkey, Afghanistan, and India. Later came time living solo in the Gatineau Hills without electricity or a car. Numerous individual, and group shows in the Ottawa area were the product of a very productive time exploring printmaking, and early work in textiles.

Soon, building a family, several log and timber frame house reclamation projects, and starting work in the museum field took precedence. A move to Lakefield in 1990, curatorship at Hutchison House Museum, and raising teenagers encompassed that decade, until I returned to making art full time in 1999, with textiles my medium of choice. Several group, and solo shows followed, as well as 21 consecutive years on The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, commission work, and many fine art festivals.

Working by hand in luminous silks and cottons, batiks and hand dyed and painted fabrics, my pieces are meditations on the transitory mysteries of our beautiful breathing earth. The immediacy of hand work is a crucial part of the creative process reflecting that same process in nature. The desire to return to painting and more hand dying is now appearing in recent work.

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