Talented and unique artist Marina Printseva was born in 1949 in the city of Pskov, Russia.
She is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, and a member of the International design and textiles Association.
Her technique is a brilliant mixture of embroidery, painting and application.
Marina created a special world filled with poetic images and metaphors influenced by Old World St. Petersburg
Her work is populated by visions and shadows from the past.
You can tell by the delicate work and mixed media that her visions are intricate and true.
You can find more of Marina Printseva‘s inspirational work at Marina Printseva and unique-art-by-marina-printseva.
Quite simply, crochet feeds the human need for balance in our lives. Making something with our hands reflects something basic about ourselves. We want to work hard without losing touch with our creative selves; we want to earn money without losing our souls; and we want to be part of a larger picture of human progression while still maintaining our individuality. – Crochet Designer Vickie Howell
The Art of Crocheting is so much more than a hook and yarn.
It is a talent honed on cold nights and empty days
And during the rare times children are napping.
It is the miraculous obsession of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.
It is a glorious celebration of material and creativity and vision.
It is patience, perseverance, and practice.
And besides all of that — it’s beautiful Art.
These lovely images were found at http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2012/03/100-unique-crochet-scarves/, one of the sites created by artist Kathryn Vercillo http://kathrynvercillo.com/
While pursuing a degree in molecular biology and masters in biomedical illustration, Sue Benner created her vision of the microscopic universe in painted and quilted textile constructions.
She creates her richly layered quilt canvases by collaging her dye-painted and printed silks with recycled textiles to form wonderful works of art.
Sue is a recognized innovator in her field, having developed new techniques in fused quilt construction to further the expression of her ideas.
According to Benner, “My love affair with fabric began with my first memories of the clothes my mother made me, recalling exact hue, fiber content, and weave. In the ensuing years, my mother taught me to sew, carefully and creatively. “
“I see a direct connection between the concept of quilt and the assembly of units to make a larger whole.”
“I revel in the simple act of placing one fabric next to another.”
More of Sue Benner’s fantastic creations can be found on her website http://www.suebenner.com/