Karen Krull Robart’s textile storms

Yesterday evening I made it to the Prairie Winds Art Gallery during an opening for a show titled Spirit of the Cranes. While there I was excited to see Karen Krull Robart‘s fiber works, depicting storms on the prairie, for the first time. One of the works, Tempest Brewing, even includes a tornado.

It’s crafted from hand painted and hand dyed cottons. From Robart’s website:

    Much of the inspiration for her work comes from the sunsets seen from
    the front deck of the home she shares with her husband, Bill.

    Karen’s landscapes combine the arts of painting and textile construction. Each sky is hand painted on either
    cotton, silk, silk satin, or rayon; the result is a truly unique piece of cloth. Most of the other features in her
    landscapes are pieced using fabrics that have been hand dyed.

Maybe I’ll get one of her smaller works for my birthday (hint hint). Of course, I also still want one of Jane Flanders’ ceramic bones.

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Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

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