Sewn Paintings

Our Atlantis, 2017, Cotton fabric, turmeric, coffee, cochineal, madder, canvas, synthetic fabric, faux snakeskin, 30” x 40”

Rumble, 2017, Dye, green tea, fabric paint, cotton fabric, velour, faux fur, hand woven wool, canvas, 12

Blush Clift, 2017, Dye, green tea, madder, food coloring, cotton fabric, velvet, faux fur, 11

Clamor, 2017, Turmeric, green tea, onion, cotton fabric, cotton gauze, faux fur, plastic mesh, satin, velvet, acrylic paint, 25 1/2

Quagmire, 2017 Cotton fabric, coffee, fabric dye, acrylic paint, rug mat, 11” x 14”

In The Thicket, 2017, Cotton fabric, turmeric, coffee, fabric dye, cotton gauze, velvet, faux fur, acrylic paint paint, rug mat, 6.5” x 8”

Mayfly, 2017, Dye, resist, cotton fabric, velour, faux fur, 10

Clamber, 2017, Dye, green tea, food coloring, cotton fabric, velour, velvet, faux fur, 8

Posted on: September 20, 2017
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Sewn Paintings

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Isabelle O'Donnell

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BFA Alumni

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement:

Isabelle O'Donnell's work is concerned with pattern, color, and texture, as well as the continuing conversations concerning materiality and textiles as a means to explore and question painting abstraction. She draws influence from her personal history, traditional fiber processes, the natural world, and the saturated palette of mass produced consumer products. She situates herself as an artist within a growing lineage of contemporary painters whose work deals with painting’s intrinsic connection to textiles and craft, exploring its conceptual implications regarding feminism and labor, process and material, and pattern and ornamentation. Her work continues and expands upon these explorations through the combination and contrast of the varying mediums and processes of textiles and painting. This is visible through her use of both traditional and non-traditional painting surfaces and techniques in combination with textiles processes such as weaving, dyeing, and sewing. She seeks to combine these varying processes, materials, and motifs in order to acknowledge their correlations and explore the histories and disciplines that have shaped her practice as a contemporary artist