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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

FLORIS FLAM

FLORIS FLAM

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Artist Work

Windows 5
2015
fiber
15 x 14.5"
City Limits
2017
fiber
13"L x 19"W
Altered Perspectives 4
2009
fiber
18" x 18"
Morning in the City
2007
Fiber
20.5"W x 15"H
Zen Garden
2006
Fused fabric collage with machine stitching
20.5"L x 17"W
View From Above 2
2013
fiber
27 x 19"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My work is inspired by the geometry of the world around me. It is abstract, but often suggests architecture, influenced by my having grown up in New York City and by my travels. I love color, visual texture, and spatial ambiguity. I dye and print white fabric using a wide range of surface design processes, such as low-water immersion dyeing, screen printing, and various resist techniques. I start each quilt by selecting a palette of colors and fabrics and proceed intuitively and interactively, adding or removing fabrics and shapes until I’ve achieved a pleasing composition. I stitch these fabrics together, further modifying the design as I proceed. I add batting and machine quilt my work using a wide range of thread colors to add texture, reinforce the composition, and provide a further layer of interest. I hope the viewer can enjoy the work as a whole from a distance and discover new delights when they come closer.

Artist Bio

I learned to sew as a child, but didn’t discover the world of art quilts until 1986. Fiber art quickly became my passion. My design and technical skills have been enhanced through participation in workshops at the Quilt/Surface Design Symposium in Columbus, Ohio since 1991. I have been a member of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery since 2002. My work has appeared in juried shows and many of my quilts are in private collections.