Earth Stories is a traveling textile exhibit juried by quilt historian Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi and curated by Leni Levenson Wiener of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Earth Stories showcases work from 24 contemporary international fiber artists, each inspired by issues of environmental concern. The artists employ a variety of techniques, including painting, dyeing, drawing, photo transfer, patchwork, collage, and appliqué, to create compositions that range from abstract to figurative to graphic. They stitch stories of social, economic, and geopolitical significance. This exhibit celebrates stories of people and projects working to protect and restore natural lands and endangered species, increase sustainability through new approaches to agriculture and energy consumption, and otherwise improve the planet we live in.
Beyond admiration for the beauty, design, and technical skill displayed, Dr. Mazloomi hopes the exhibit will also “encourage dialogue, raise consciousness, and empower individuals and communities.” She writes, “The artworks challenge us to see the world we live in differently, with respect for the land and all that live within.”
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.