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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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Trout: Rainbow #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 380
$ 323
Geoforms: Strata #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
$ 1,785
Surfaces #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Surfaces #7
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Elements #11: Snow
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,050
$ 3,442.50
SOLD
Trout: Brown #2 by Michele Hardy (Acrylic Painting)
Trout: Brown #2
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
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SOLD
Trout: Rainbow #2 by Michele Hardy (Acrylic Painting)
Trout: Rainbow #2
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
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Trout: Rainbow #1
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 125
$ 106.25
Trout: Rainbow #3
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 135
$ 114.75
Surfaces #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 280
$ 238
Surfaces #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 330
$ 280.50
Geoforms: Porosity #16
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Dimensions #4
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
$ 153
Elements #11
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
$ 153
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Surfaces #4 by Michele Hardy (Fiber Wall Hanging)
Surfaces #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
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Colorfields: Spectrolite
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,950
$ 1,657.50
Dimensions #2
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
$ 153
Naturals #8
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
$ 153
Dimensions #1
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
$ 153
SOLD
Naturals #7 by Michele Hardy (Acrylic Painting)
Naturals #7
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
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Directions #19
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 650
$ 552.50
Geoforms: Fractures #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,400
$ 2,890
Geoforms: Fractures #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Geoforms: Porosity #18
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Geoforms: Porosity #17
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Geoforms: Porosity #13
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Geoforms: Fractures #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Geoforms: Porosity #15
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Geoforms: Strata #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Geoforms: Strata #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
$ 1,785
Geoforms: Porosity #14
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Geoforms: Strata #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Geoforms: Fractures #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Geoforms: Fractures #5
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Circles #29
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Directions #17
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 580
$ 493
Mapforms #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 800
$ 680
Mapforms #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 800
$ 680
Geoforms: Fractures #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Geoforms: Fractures #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Colorfields: Jade
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Ladders 8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,300
$ 1,955
Colorfields: Sapphire
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Geoforms: Porosity 1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,300
$ 2,805
Circles 21
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,075
$ 913.75
Colorfields: Ametrine
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,100
$ 2,635
Colorfields: Emerald
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Colorfields: Beryl
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Directions #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Directions #16
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Colorfields: Tanzanite
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Circles #28
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Directions #9
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,650
$ 1,402.50
Directions #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,650
$ 1,402.50
Geoforms: Porosity #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,500
$ 3,825
Directions #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Geoforms: Porosity #5
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,500
$ 3,825
Directions #7
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Geoforms: Porosity #9
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,500
$ 2,975
Directions #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
$ 1,785
Directions #13
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 830
$ 705.50