The Nude in the 21st Century

Gill Alexander



Paul Barton



Joesph Besch



Cathie Carroll



Cathie Carroll



Patrick Deshaye



Suzanne Fitzgerald



Edi Franc



Ghislaine Fremaux



Jay Giliberty



Jay Giliberty



Matthew Glover



Brad Gooch



Sebastian Hyde



Thomas C. Jackson



Thomas C. Jackson



John Kayrouz



Beth Kehoe



Elizabeth Kendall



Elizabeth Kendall



Patrick Kernan



Joe Lastomirsky



Joe Lastomirsky



Mary Lepingwell



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Harold Lohner



Lawrence Mannato



Jason Mayer



Helen Oh



Mabrie Ormes



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Robert Paulmenn



rachel petrovich



Jason Pitzl



Jason PItzl



Nick Rezetar



NIck Reszetar



Sohail Shehada



Chris Sheridan



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Gregory Siler



Gregory Siler



Mike Southern



Margaret van Patten



Roger Walkup



Roger Walkup



Eric Wallis


Suzanne Fitzgerald
(LES LUCS SUR BOULOGNE, Vendée France)
Artist Website

The Shower, Woven tapestry, 26"x16"

Statement I work in hand-woven "haute-lisse/high-warp" tapestry. The warp is held under tension on a frame or a tapestry loom, the discontinuous weft is made of mixtures of fibers - cotton, wool, silk, polyester, metallic threads - and it's a very slow process - around 2 square inches an hour, depending on the 'set' : the size and spacing of the warp and weft.

An image for a weaving usually starts as an idea which inhabits my subconscious for days or weeks, then it sees the light of day in a small, intimate study, using collage, paint, crayon and anything else that comes to hand, to create the image and to show the structure. I then do the colour separations, again, by hand. After this I make a full-sized cartoon which guides me during the weaving process, using the original study for the colour nuances.

This weaving, "The Shower," captures a moment of unawareness of self, the light playing with the water reflecting on the planes and forms of the human body.


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