Sunday, August 11, 2019

Iron and Indigo

Last night was the opening reception for my featured artist show at The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA.  It was a success in that I was very happy with how my work was exhibited and in the completion of the pieces, all of the custom framing and the installation.  Here are some shots of one of the several series that are on display until September 9th. 




4Fe + 3O2  ---> 2Fe2O3

Forged by fire, iron is part of our everyday lives.  In the presence of water it creates rust.  This chemical reaction can only occur when iron comes in contact with water.  The textiles in this series were created using one of two processes.  The blue textiles were manipulated and dyed using Shibori techniques and indigo dye.  The rusted fabrics were soaked in a weak acid and then placed in contact with rusted pieces of iron.  Pressure and time allow each textile to become a unique transfer of rust.  The same piece of iron can be used repeatedly but, the amount of time, pressure or condition of the rust changes with each transfer.  Thus, the process can be repeated but the results cannot be duplicated.




Each piece is 8" X 8" and matted with a spacer in a 12" X 12" gallery natural wood frame.  Altogether there are six pieces.  Stop by to see the other two. 

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.  Thanks for stopping by the blog and have a great day!


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Featured Artist for August at The ARTery in Milford, PA

Hello friends and art enthusiasts!

I am so happy to share with you that my work will be featured for the month at The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA.  If you are in the area I hope you will stop by for a look.  I also have some other events that you  might be interested in attending.  All of the information is on the images posted below.  Thanks and I look forward to seeing you!





My friends and fellow exhibitors invite you to meet Fast Horse and have a Tarot Card Reading.  Here are some details for you if you are interested.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Featured Artist Show and Reception

Hello Everyone!

I've been hard at work making a series of pieces that I just spent four hours hanging at The ARTery in Milford, PA.  I am one of two featured artists this month and my show begins tomorrow and runs through August 6th.  However, if you are in the area, there is an artist's reception this Saturday from 6 - 9 PM at The ARTery at 210 Broad St. Milford, PA.  Below are some preview pictures but there's lots to see, and some wine, snacks and music at the monthly Art After Dark event in Milford.  Hope to see you there!!




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Creative Workshops for TEENS @ The ARTery in Milford, PA

Here's the information about each of the workshops.  Contact me at claudeblarson@yahoo.com if you have any other questions or you want to register.  Seating is limited.  Thanks.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Creative Art Workshops at the ARTery in Milford, PA

Join me on a Wednesday afternoon to create something beautiful.  Details and contact information are below. 


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Public Display of Art-fection

It's taken me a while to get a collection large enough to display in a restaurant, but I finally accomplished this goal.  I kept either selling pieces or making art quilts that were not under glass and so I didn't have enough to put in a restaurant.  I didn't want to hang open textiles in a restaurant and risk having them take on the aromas of the food served there.  Now I have enough pieces that are either varnished or framed and under glass to display them.  Want to see them??

Visit Cafe Metro in Denville, NJ and check them out.  Here's a little preview.  But, I recommend you go in person and enjoy the delicious fare there.








And now that the weather has turned a bit colder, I've taken to the indoors a bit more.  Even with the holiday bustle I have found time to put my next inspiration of fabrics on the design wall. Stay tuned for what turns up!


Feel free to leave a comment or question.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the holiday season!!