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Michele Hardy

"My art is informed by the colors, textures, and structures found in raw and polished rocks and other natural forms. The combination of organic lines and structured grids was inspired by maps, aerial views, and both macro- and microscopic geological features. My works can be interpreted as landscapes, cross-sections, and maps, or they can be viewed as purely abstract forms—viewers can make their own associations. "

Michele Hardy rediscovered the pleasure of working with fabric after leaving a career as an oil exploration geophysicist. Since the mid-1990s, she has focused on mixed-media fiber art, incorporating surface design, stitching, and embroidery techniques into a personalized approach to creating images in textile assemblage. Vibrant color, texture, and graphic appeal are all important energies in her images. A lifelong love of geology and nature inspires her and supplies an unlimited palette of ideas.

Hardy's technique is a combination of fiber collage, surface design, and stitching. Spontaneity is an important aspect of her creative process. She uses a variety of dyed and painted fabrics, many of which are transformed by extensive printing and stitching prior to construction. She typically constructs a background, arranges and layers images in paint and thread, then adds additional machine stitching to complete the piece.

Originally from New England, Hardy lived in California, Texas, and Louisiana before relocating to Colorado, where the scenery provides constant inspiration. Her work has been featured in national exhibits, received numerous awards, and appeared in a variety of publications. Her art can be found in public, corporate, and private collections throughout North America, including the State of Louisiana's Claiborne Collection, and the U.S. State Department's Art in Embassies program.

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Windows No.29
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 625
$ 531.25
Circles No.38
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
$ 170
Circles No.39
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
$ 170
Circles No.40
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
$ 170
High-Country Color No.4
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 325
$ 276.25
Wildflowers No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 795
$ 675.75
Circles No.32
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
$ 170
Wildflowers No.1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 795
$ 675.75
High-Country Color No.5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 325
$ 276.25
Windows No.28
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 625
$ 531.25
Ladders No.15
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 425
$ 361.25
Naturals No.13
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 650
$ 552.50
Dimensions No.7
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 560
$ 476
Windows No.25
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 795
$ 675.75
Windows No.24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 895
$ 760.75
Geoforms: Fractures No.11
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 525
$ 446.25
Colorfields: Spalerite
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,295
$ 1,100.75
Geoforms: Fractures No.10
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
$ 425
Elements No.14
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
$ 136
Geoforms: Porosity No.20
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 995
$ 845.75
Geoforms: Fractures No.9
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 900
$ 765
Surfaces No.14
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
$ 2,252.50
Mapforms No.6
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Elements No.12: Blue River
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
High Country Color No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,150
$ 2,677.50
Mapforms No.5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,850
$ 2,422.50
Surfaces No.8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,350
$ 3,697.50
Surfaces No.23
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,400
$ 3,740
Surfaces No.22
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,200
$ 3,570
High-Country Color No.1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Surfaces No.13
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
$ 2,252.50
Surfaces No.24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 900
$ 765
Geoforms: Porosity No.14
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Circles No.31
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,195
$ 1,015.75
Surfaces No.11
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
$ 2,252.50
Mapforms No.10
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Surfaces No.15
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Mapforms No.8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Surfaces No.12
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
$ 2,252.50
Surfaces No.27
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Surfaces No.26
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Surfaces No.28
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Surfaces No.25
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Surfaces No.19
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
$ 382.50
Surfaces No.16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 300
$ 255
Surfaces No.17
Fiber Wall Fiber

$ 300
$ 255
Surfaces No.10
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 300
$ 255
Surfaces No.5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Surfaces No.6
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Surfaces No.7
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Surfaces No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 330
$ 280.50
Geoforms: Porosity No.16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Geoforms: Porosity No.18
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Geoforms: Fractures No.3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Mapforms No.3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
$ 680
Geoforms: Fractures No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Geoforms: Porosity No.1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,300
$ 2,805
Ladders No.8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,300
$ 1,955
Colorfields: Tanzanite
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Directions No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Directions No.16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Directions No.8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Geoforms: Porosity No.5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,500
$ 3,825
Directions No.7
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Directions No.1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,100
$ 1,785