Ellen Patrick Photo Gallery (Feature story supplement.)
January 27, 2007Growing up in the Mountain Empire region, Patrick says she was always surrounded by fiber art. "My grandmother and aunt would make quilts and sew clothing from scraps. It was always very peaceful to watch and do," she recalls. "I had close friends who were weavers when I began graduate school and was drawn to this medium."
Patrick's weavings are framed and more of an abstract nature. Some are in two pieces, others in three. She says, "I chose to frame my tapestries to give them boundary. The frame for some adds to the design. Framing weavings, in itself, is not significant, just that a tapestry is similar to a woven painting. As in any medium, the artist may combine elements to achieve an end."
"Red & Tan"
"Black, Cream, Red"