Mary Schwarzenberger 

Mary Schwarzenberger 

Mary grew up in a household where her mother and grandmother were makers. Over the past few decades, she has developed a textile obsession that includes creating wearable art, art quilts, dyeing fabric, along with mixed media. Mary’s award-winning work has been juried into national competitions. She is a member of studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and Surface Design Association (SDA).

Artist statement
In my fiber art, I endeavor to create moods with color and texture that soothe or stimulate. A continuing theme in my work is a fascination with the sea. The oceans ability to engage all of the senses and instill calm and exhilaration simultaneously, is a never-ending source of solace. Dyeing silk fabric in a palette of ocean colors and manipulating the surface replicate the overlapping ripples and waves in a body of water. I grew up in a home of makers, and over the years I have indulged in an obsession with fiber. Creating wearable art, art quilts, dyeing fabric and mixed media brings me joy, and I am grateful that I found my passion. The therapeutic aspect of creating alleviates stress and it is a definitive factor in healing after major health issues. I use techniques such as fabric manipulation, hand-dyeing, surface design and quilting. My work has been described as colorful, funky, and vibrant and my style has evolved into a body of work easily recognized as my own.

 

Curvature
Dyeing To Color The World
Ebb and Flow
Indigo Wave
Ocean Wave Raffle Item
Shore Thing
Spiraling Out of Control!
Sunrise
Textured Vista
Texurized!
Wavelength 5
Wavelength

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