Alison Schwabe, Montevideo, Uruguay

Website/blog: www.alisonschwabe.com
E-mail: alison@alisonschwabe.com 

Though temporarily living outside Australia, my abstract textile art is highly influenced by the Australian landscape. Metaphorically I see Life as a surface, on which is etched the marks left by all our experiences. All surfaces change shape as they erode over time, and our physical and mental selves are no exception as we move through the decades. This concept underlies all my contemporary patchwork quilts and small mixed media works, in designs of assembled line, colour and texture. In small works 15-40cm or large 100-225cm, I use combinations of fabrics and a variety of low tech methods to produce individually crafted works that either project drama or add a note of tranquility to a décor while absorbing harsh sounds common in interiors with shiny modern surfaces. My art has been exhibited and collected inside and outside of Australia, and I enjoy occasional teaching.

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Dreamlines #3
Tidelines 8 by Alison Schwabe
Tidelines 8
Greens, Mostly by Alison Schwabe
Greens, Mostly

Dreamlines #3

Retail Price: AUD$750.00
Dimensions: 40 x 60cm ( 16 x 24in) (H x W)
Statement: Australian landscape inspired.
Photographer:
Eduardo Baldizan

Tidelines 8

Retail Price: AUD$500.00
Dimensions: 40 x 60cm ( 16 x 24in) (H x W)
Statement: This is one quilt from my ”Tidelines” series celebrating some of the lovely shapes I’ve found and photographed down on the exposed beach.
Exhibitions: ”Tidelines” 8 – 12 were exhibited in ”Golden Textures” contemporary quilt exhibition, Maryborough Vic., February 2013.
Photographer:
Eduardo Baldizan

Greens, Mostly

Retail Price: AUD$750.00
Dimensions: 100 x 40cm ( 40 x 26in) (H x W)
Statement: green light, nature, Ireland, eyes, spring, hope, Osiris, leprechauns, nature strips, Robin Hood, malachite, vegetation, environmentalism, palms, Venus, frogs, viridian, green belts, vineyards, verdigris, plaintains, lawns, photosynthesis, moss, fingernails, slime …
Photographer: Eduardo Baldizan

© Alison Schwabe