Jeanne Reed
"A Little Night Music"

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Garment Pictures

Suburban Fine Arts Center Exhibit Pictures - 2 - 12 July, 2005

(Photos by Cindy Kuo)

Suburban Fine Arts Center Exhibit Pictures - 2 - 12 July, 2005

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Statement

WHAT I REALLY NEED IS A WARM WINTER COAT.
IN MY CLOSET THERE'S NO MINK OR EVEN A GOAT.
ENOUGH OF THIS FIBER ART TO HANG ON THE WALL,
JUST WRAP IT AROUND THIS OLD DOLL. 

My coat is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement (1870-1900) and especially the floral designs for fabric and wallpaper created by William Morris, who mourned the loss of craft in the industrial production of home furnishings. Now in our fast-paced world of technology e-mail, cell phones, palm pilots and instant-everything, itís difficult to find the tremendous amount of time needed to make something by hand.

Handwork, though, is portable and allows me to use every free moment toward creative endeavors. Thus, my coat became feasible.

Stepping into the pre-industrial era, allowed me to feel connected with my roots and gave me time to smell the roses.

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