Posted: Jul 19 2013
Paradigm Gallery + Studio presents new works from artists Stefanie Fuoco and Patrick Blake in this exciting collaboration. Ranging from fiber arts to illustration, "Echoes" explores artistic process as it travels from the mind to the final visual representations.
The intricacies in both Fuoco's weavings and Blake's illustrations compliment one another, starting with the origins of the artists' inspiration all the way to each skillfully and patiently completed work of art. You can feel the therapeutic qualities experienced through the creation of the works, rather than any hint of the work ever feeling tedious to complete. Each thread and line has its own purpose, gracefully thought through by each artist. One can clearly see the breath of life and hear the sounds of theworks resonating far past the surface, sending their soft echoes out to each observer.
This technique of weaving allows me to give textiles the sculptural dimension I am naturally drawn too. I look at my weavings as quick sketches, vignettes of that moment. They allowme to live out that one emotion and move on to the next. -Stefanie Fuoco