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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Mapforms No.5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,850
High Country Color No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,150
High-Country Color No. 1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
Mapforms No. 7
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,100
Surfaces No. 23
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,400
Mapforms No. 9
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,100
Naturals No. 11
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,800
Surfaces No. 22
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,200
Surfaces No. 9
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,550
Surfaces No. 8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,350
Surfaces #13
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
Surfaces #24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,000
Geoforms: Porosity 14
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
Circles #31
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,195
Circles #30
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 995
Surfaces #30
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 995
Surfaces #12
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
Mapforms #8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
Mapforms #10
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
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Directions #22 by Michele Hardy (Fiber Wall Hanging)
Directions #22
Fiber Wall Hanging

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Surfaces #11
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
Surfaces #26
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Surfaces #28
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Surfaces #25
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Surfaces #27
Fiber Wall Hanging

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

$ 625
Surfaces #3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
Mapforms #12
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 540
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Surfaces #20 by Michele Hardy (Fiber Wall Hanging)
Surfaces #20
Fiber Wall Hanging

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Surfaces #19
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 600
Surfaces #16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Surfaces #18
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 750
Surfaces #17
Fiber Wall Fiber

$ 450
Surfaces #10
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Surfaces #5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
Geoforms: Strata #4
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,100
Surfaces #6
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
Surfaces #7
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
Trout: Rainbow #1
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Trout: Rainbow #3
Acrylic Painting

$ 135
Dimensions #4
Acrylic Painting

$ 180
Surfaces #2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 330
Geoforms: Porosity #16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
Colorfields: Spectrolite
Fiber Wall Hanging

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

$ 3,400
Geoforms: Porosity #17
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
Geoforms: Porosity #18
Fiber Wall Hanging

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

$ 1,400
Mapforms #4
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
Mapforms #3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
Circles #29
Fiber Wall Hanging

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

$ 1,400
Geoforms: Fractures #2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Colorfields: Sapphire
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,600
Geoforms: Porosity 1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,300
Ladders 8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,300
Colorfields: Jade
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
Circles 21
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,075
Colorfields: Tanzanite
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
Directions #2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,900
Directions #16
Fiber Wall Hanging

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

$ 4,500
Geoforms: Porosity #5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,500
Directions #8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,200
Directions #7
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
Directions #1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,100