Kathie Briggs

Fibers, Fine Art

Nature and the environment are vitally important to me. My art is built from small pieces that fit together to become a story that continues to evolve from a somewhat realistic portrayal of flora and fauna to more abstracted exploration of of both natural elements and how we coexist for better or worse with our environment. 

I “paint” with fabric because I’m fascinated by the visual and tactile texture of cloth that is further enhanced by the impression made by the stitch. I use a palette of subtle natural colors and my materials are primarily batiks and fabrics I dye or print myself, though I occasionally break into saturated color.