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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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Surfaces #5
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,600
Trout: Rainbow #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 380
Elements #11: Snow
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,050
Geoforms: Strata #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
Surfaces #7
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
Surfaces #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
Trout: Rainbow #1
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 125
Trout: Rainbow #3
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 135
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Dimensions #2 by Michele Hardy (Acrylic Painting)
Dimensions #2
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
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Naturals #8
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
Dimensions #4
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
Surfaces #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 280
Surfaces #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 330
Dimensions #1
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
Geoforms: Porosity #16
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
Directions #19
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 650
Colorfields: Spectrolite
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,950
Elements #11
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
Geoforms: Porosity #17
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
Geoforms: Porosity #18
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
Geoforms: Fractures #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,400
Geoforms: Fractures #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Geoforms: Strata #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
Geoforms: Porosity #13
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Geoforms: Porosity #15
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,600
Geoforms: Fractures #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Geoforms: Strata #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
Geoforms: Fractures #7
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,500
$ 900
Directions #18
Fiber Wall Art
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,950
$ 1,365
Geoforms: Porosity #14
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,800
Geoforms: Fractures #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,050
Geoforms: Strata #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Geoforms: Fractures #5
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,050
Mapforms #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 800
Mapforms #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 800
Geoforms: Fractures #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Elements #9
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 580
$ 406
Directions #17
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 580
Geoforms: Fractures #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Circles #29
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,700
Elements #10
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 580
$ 406
Pearls 8
Fiber Wall Art
by Michele Hardy
$ 275
$ 165
Ladders 8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,300
Geoforms: Porosity 1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,300
Colorfields: Sapphire
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,600
Colorfields: Jade
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,200
Circles 21
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,075
Colorfields Olivine
Fiber Wall Art
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Colorfields Sodalite
Fiber Wall Art
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Colorfields Amethyst
Fiber Quilt
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,900
$ 1,450
Ladders 6
Fiber Wall Art
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,100
$ 1,550
Colorfields: Ametrine
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,100
Colorfields: Tanzanite
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,000
Colorfields: Emerald
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,200
Directions #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,900
Colorfields: Beryl
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,800
Directions #16
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,800
Directions #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,200
Directions #9
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,650
Geoforms: Porosity 11
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 800
$ 480
Geoforms: Porosity #5
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,500
Directions #7
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,000
Geoforms: Porosity #9
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,500
Directions #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,650
Geoforms: Porosity #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,500
Circles #28
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,500
Directions #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
Gems 14
Art Quilt
by Michele Hardy
$ 665
$ 332.50
Gems 17
Art Quilt
by Michele Hardy
$ 665
$ 332.50
Directions #13
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 830