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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wearable art piece under construction

When I create a wearable art piece, it is an iterative process. Even though I make sketches and do notes, it is the inspiration that comes to me in the night or while riding my bike that moves me forward.

These two sketches helped me to think about my project, but I am not strictly using them to create my piece, in fact I am going off in different directions.
I know that I want the piece that I am making for this year's Denman Island Creative Thread Conspiracy Wearable Art Fashion Show to be about leaves. I seem to have have leaves as my central artistic motif these days, in my fabric art (Garden Fantasy Triptych) and my paper based art.

Heat setting the leaf images stamped on my green leggings.

A different shade of green and a different leaf image on the jersey top.

The leggings are cute and very comfortable.

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