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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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High Country Color No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

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

$ 2,850
$ 2,422.50
Geoforms: Porosity No. 19
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
$ 2,252.50
Surfaces No. 8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,350
$ 3,697.50
Naturals No. 11
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Surfaces No. 9
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
High-Country Color No. 1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Surfaces No. 22
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,200
$ 3,570
Surfaces No. 23
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,400
$ 3,740
Mapforms No. 9
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,100
$ 3,485
Surfaces #24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,000
$ 850
Surfaces #13
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
$ 2,252.50
Geoforms: Porosity 14
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Surfaces #30
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 995
$ 845.75
Circles #30
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 995
$ 845.75
Circles #31
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,195
$ 1,015.75
Surfaces #12
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
$ 2,252.50
Surfaces #11
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
$ 2,252.50
Mapforms #8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Mapforms #10
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Surfaces #25
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Surfaces #26
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Surfaces #27
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Surfaces #28
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Geoforms: Strata #5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 625
$ 531.25
Surfaces #3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Surfaces #18
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 750
$ 637.50
Surfaces #19
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 600
$ 510
Mapforms #12
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 540
$ 459
Surfaces #16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
$ 382.50
Surfaces #17
Fiber Wall Fiber

$ 450
$ 382.50
Surfaces #10
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
$ 382.50
Surfaces #5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Surfaces #6
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
$ 1,870
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Surfaces #7 by Michele Hardy (Fiber Wall Hanging)
Surfaces #7
Fiber Wall Hanging

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Geoforms: Strata #4
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,100
$ 1,785
Trout: Rainbow #1
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
$ 106.25
Trout: Rainbow #3
Acrylic Painting

$ 135
$ 114.75
Geoforms: Porosity #16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Dimensions #4
Acrylic Painting

$ 180
$ 153
Surfaces #2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 330
$ 280.50
Colorfields: Spectrolite
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,950
$ 1,657.50
Geoforms: Fractures #6
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,400
$ 2,890
Geoforms: Porosity #18
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Geoforms: Porosity #17
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Geoforms: Fractures #1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Mapforms #3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
$ 680
Mapforms #4
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
$ 680
Geoforms: Fractures #2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Circles #29
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Geoforms: Fractures #3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Colorfields: Jade
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Colorfields: Sapphire
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Geoforms: Porosity 1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,300
$ 2,805
Ladders 8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,300
$ 1,955
Circles 21
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,075
$ 913.75
Directions #2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Colorfields: Tanzanite
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Directions #16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Geoforms: Porosity #8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,500
$ 3,825
Directions #8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Geoforms: Porosity #5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,500
$ 3,825
Directions #7
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Directions #1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,100
$ 1,785