Fiber Art by Sandi Garris
A scuba diver and world traveler, fiber artist Sandi Garris imbues her colorful work with her passion for exotic cultures and natural patterns. Inspired by rich coral reefs and lush rain forests, Garris mixes red, yellow, and blue MX dyes to create hundreds of hues and shades to color the fabrics used in her organically graphic artwork. Composing her designs for weeks or months before fabric is ever touched, she waits until she envisions the full pattern, color, and balance of the completed work before cutting and sewing the thousands of pieces that comprise each image.
A Penn State University graduate, she has been a full-time fiber artist since 1987. Her art quilts have appeared in a wide range of publications such as Art Quilt MAgazine, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Celebrate Pennsylvania, and State College Magazine. She has won numerous awards for her work at art fairs around the country.
Garris' work will be on display throughout the month of December. Don't miss this one!