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First Friday Opening Artist Reception: Pat Pauly

Artist Statement: Pat Pauly

My work is composed of pieces, fragments, parts that are then reassembled. The unexpected harmony or discord of an evolving design fascinates me, and this organic construction is an integral part of my creative process. Though the resulting piece is distinctively modern, it is the techniques of reassembly that ground this work in the historic tradition of fiber art.

I treat the surface of the fabric is a separate part of the process. With additions of dye, paint, stitch, or removal of color, I control the richness and complexity of my work.

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