GOING IN CIRCLES (c) Pat Dolan
On January 1, 2010, John Hopper notified me that he had just posted a review of my art on his blog, The Textile Blog. Mr. Hopper is a well-known critic of textiles, old and new. I quickly went to the sight to read what he sees in my work, and I was very pleased with his review. You can read or listen to it here. He concentrated on my organic images series (some photos below - but more are on my website). That series has been the core of my work for many years. I'm delighted he was able to observe what I try to say with my art. Talk about a GREAT way to start off the New Year!
CELLULAR IMAGES II (c)Pat Dolan
ORGANIC BEAUTY (c) Pat Dolan
GONE TO SEED (c) Pat Dolan
EARTH CELLS (c) Pat Dolan
Also this year, one of my pieces will be included in an upcoming book entitled 500 Quilts due out this spring and published by Lark Books as part of their 500 art/craft series. As a SAQA professional member, my work will be in the upcoming publication entitled SAQA Portfolio 17.
I've entered the Rust-Tex Collection competition through SAQA and hope that my piece (pictured below) will be one of those selected for the exhibitions: Spring International Quilt Festival, April 16, 2010 and the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England from August 20-23, 2010.
WOODLAND WALK (c) Pat Dolan
So the year is off to a wonderful start and I'm physically feeling better than I have in several years. Therefore I look forward to producing more wonderful art quilts throughout this great new year! May you and yours have a great year, too!