Northwood Awakening

Loveless PhotoFiber

Our piece represents the renewal of flora in our Northernwoods forests as it awakens from winter hibernation. First the leeks sprout and are soon follower by Dutchman's Breeches, Hepatica, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Morel mushrooms and Trillium. The freshness in the air and the wash of soft to vibrant greens pushing through the ground cover of dead leaves and the trees just beginning to bud awaken our senses and energize us. It gives us a feeling of renewal in our own lives as we hike the many trails in Benzie County like we have also been awoken from our hibernation. Our creation begins as a traditional photographic print on the left then blends various fabrics and textiles to metamorphose into an entirely quilted textile on the right. This utilizes many varies textures, some printed photographically and some as dyed batiks. Though created as separate panels, the finished composition is viewed as a continuous unbroken image. It took over 1000 hours to create.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: 300 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 60 inches

About Loveless PhotoFiber

Ann loveless is a name and face familiar to many. She competed in ArtPrice from 2010-2013 and was the first place public vote recipient of ArtPrize in 2013. Steve Loveless is Ann's husband and an accomplished and recognized landscape photographer. Ann & Steve have collaborated for several years to create textile artworks based on Steve's photography.