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The Wonder of Birds I
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The Wonder of Birds I

Fiber Wall Art

Created by Pamela Allen
Birds are fascinating little creatures. Their behaviours and characteristics are a lesson to us . Birds are loyal mates often remaining with their partners for life. They are excellent parents working diligently to protect and feed their young. They may travel thousands of miles each year with only the stars to guide them. They are the most welcome harbingers of Spring in the garden with their beautiful songs and plumage. Guaranteed to lift the spirits and provoke a smile.

Honorable mention International Quilt Festival, Houston TX.

Fabric collage, Hand applique. Machine quilting.
Dimensions: 48.0in H x 53.0in W
This piece ships on or before: Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Shipping charge (based on items in My Basket): $100.00
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About this Artist

Pamela Allen

"Making art is like a stream of consciousness for me. I put some shapes on my design wall and from that moment on, I am talking to them and they are talking to me. I never know what the conversation will inspire, but it is such a joyful occupation to work with an open mind like this. And occasionally, I might be rewarded with a ''Eureka'' moment by pursuing an unlikely solution to a problem."

Pamela Allen tends to create little stories or scenarios as her work unfolds, and progress is often determined by the story that is taking shape. It may be a personal story with personal symbols. The meaning, on the other hand, may be more enigmatic to the viewer. This dialogue between the art and the viewer is a major element in Allen's art.

Allen typically approaches design challenges with an ''anything goes'' attitude. She is resourceful and innovative in her choice of materials, using many recycled fabrics. She also pierces found objects and uses them as embellishments in her work. Allen believes that fabric is capable of doing things that no other medium can, and she exploits this capability whenever possible. Her pieces are full of fun and surprises.

Allen has a BFA from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. She has taught art courses for Queens Fine Art Department, community colleges, and at major quilt festivals in Canada, the USA, and South Africa. Allen has exhibited her work extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia. She was an artist-in-residence at Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and she attends the Atlantic Center for the Arts every year.

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