We are honored to have LeBrie Rich as the new fiber artist at the Studio! All of the pieces on display are also available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a piece you can find LeBrie’s contact information on her website here.
LeBrie Talks About Her Work
“Masterworks are an ongoing series of felted facsimiles of iconic paintings and prints from the 20th century. I render the works as faithfully to the originals as I can, at full-scale when possible. They are a combination of traditional wet felting & needle felting, using some fiber that I dye myself to get colors that are true to the original pieces.
While making these Felt Masterworks I realized that I am acting out the age old practice of apprentices copying the old masters (traditionally done with oil paints). Thus, each piece in the series is an investigation: into a great work of art by a notable artist; an artistic tradition practiced for centuries; and felt, a medium that continues to surprise and delight me.”
LeBrie Rich is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. Her work emphasizes experimentation in materials and processes and often employs pattern, print and fiber. LeBrie makes both temporary and permanent work for diverse settings including museums, galleries, storefront windows, art vending machines, and craft shows. In 2012 LeBrie completed her first public art work and in 2013 she did a month-long artist residency at Robert Rauschenberg’s former home and studio in Captiva, Florida. She is also the proprietress of PenFelt, a line of hand-felted wearables that can be found in craft galleries throughout the country.
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