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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 #10
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 450
Naturals #10
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 325
Surfaces #5
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,600
Elements #11: Snow
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,050
Surfaces #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
Geoforms: Strata #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
Surfaces #7
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
Trout: Rainbow #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 380
Trout: Rainbow #1
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 125
Trout: Rainbow #3
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 135
Geoforms: Porosity #16
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
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Surfaces #1 by Michele Hardy (Fiber Wall Hanging)
Surfaces #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
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Naturals #8
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
Colorfields: Spectrolite
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,950
Surfaces #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 330
Dimensions #1
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
Dimensions #4
Acrylic Painting
by Michele Hardy
$ 180
Directions #19
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 650
Geoforms: Porosity #18
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
Geoforms: Porosity #17
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,700
Geoforms: Fractures #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,400
Geoforms: Fractures #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Geoforms: Strata #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,200
Geoforms: Porosity #15
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,600
Geoforms: Strata #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
Geoforms: Porosity #13
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Geoforms: Porosity #14
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,800
Geoforms: Fractures #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,050
Geoforms: Fractures #5
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,050
Geoforms: Strata #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Geoforms: Fractures #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Circles #29
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,700
Geoforms: Fractures #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,400
Mapforms #4
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 800
Mapforms #3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 800
Directions #17
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 580
Geoforms: Porosity 1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,300
Ladders 8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,300
Colorfields: Jade
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,200
Colorfields: Sapphire
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,600
Circles 21
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,075
Colorfields: Ametrine
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,100
Colorfields: Beryl
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,800
Directions #2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,900
Directions #16
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,800
Colorfields: Emerald
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,200
Colorfields: Tanzanite
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,000
Directions #6
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,650
Directions #7
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,000
Geoforms: Porosity #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,500
Geoforms: Porosity #5
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 4,500
Directions #8
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,200
Circles #28
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,500
Directions #9
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 1,650
Geoforms: Porosity #9
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 3,500
Directions #1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 2,100
Directions #13
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Michele Hardy
$ 830