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PATRICIA CIRICILLO

PATRICIA CIRICILLO

Artist Work

Polar Bears Progressing Around the Moon
2004
Quilt
40" x 40"
Polar Bears at Las Fallas
2004
Quilt
47" x 47"
Fushimi-Inari 2
1998
Quilt
29.5" x 40"
Australia 3
1999
Quilt
52" x 46 1/2"
Polar Bears Progressing Across the Sun (Detail)
2005
Quilt
43" x 38"
Polar Bears Progressing Across the Sun
2005
Quilt
38" x 43"

Artist Information

County
Howard County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

I enjoy putting fabrics together in unusual ways and embellishing my designs with yarns, beads, buttons, feathers and other trinkets. I make quilted wall hangings, as well as fabric jewelry and accessories. As an artist-craftsperson I continually refer to craft traditions but seek to express my ideas in innovative ways. I have exhibited my quilts in Howard County, regionally and nationally. One of my quilts was included in Tactile Architecture "96, which travelled to France. My solo show at the Howard Community Gallery was part of the 1993 Columbia Festival of the Arts. I also participate in craft shows. At the Loyola College Arts Festival I was twice awarded the Craft prize. I was part of the Wilde & Wonderful Fine Crafts Exhibition in November at Slayton House in Columbia for four years. I was born in New York City. After living in Cambridge, Mass., and New York, my husband (David Bogen) and I moved to Columbia in 1970, where we raised three children. Recently we have travelled extensively. My recent work reflects my interest in Japanese and Australian textile traditions, as well as African-American art. While working in Mental Health Nursing I took quilting lessons locally from Peggy Hood and Marie Neuman. My interest deepened as I learned about traditional Appalachian crafts at Arrowmont and the Campbell Folk School. I have studied Art Quilt design with Nancy Crow, David Walker and Susan Shie, among others. My quilts include traditional patchwork patterns and original designs. I have experimented with geometric designs as well as landscape or architectural scenes. I use commercial fabrics as well as those I paint and dye myself. My work tends to have an abundance of symbolic content. My quilts are becoming a kind of journal for me, incorporating reminiscences and ongoing commentary.