BARBARA MITCHELL, FIBER ARTIST ARTIST STATEMENT
From a distance people think my art is paint, but I use fabric instead to make my artwork. I like the tactile qualities and that I can use all types of fabrics and fibers to give dimension to my pieces. Much of my work is made to hang on the wall and some pieces are in table-top frames. All my work, including my purses, are my original designs.
My influences are world travel, nature, music, mythology, and history. My work is in private and liturgical collections across the US. I have been in several national shows of art quilts, and one of my pieces was chosen to travel the United States for a year. I have won a number of awards and prizes for my art. I am a juried member and current president of Alabama Designer Craftsmen.
You may see some of my work at www.Barbara-Mitchell.com and my Facebook page “Barbara Mitchell, Fiber Artist.”