I'm so excited about this Textiles and Art column, I can't tell you. But today's post focuses more on art. Next week, I'll pick up with textiles again.
I'm distracted because last night, I went to the opening reception for a 3-person show that a friend of mine, Kathryn Hunter, is in. Kathryn and I met when we studied printmaking together a few years ago at LSU and I've thought her work is totally amazing since then.
Kathryn's work in the show included laser cut steel, multiple color relief prints, and letterpress, including the piece above, which I am beside myself about. On the technical basis alone, I was drooling... good registration sends tingles up my spine. Add lots of pattern, birds, and text and I'm so in love, I'm can hardly see straight.
Kathryn is also the woman behind blackbird letterpress, where she designs and creates beautiful letterpress stationery, business cards, invitations, and whatever else you can dream up.
Find out more on Kathryn's website, her blog, and her etsy shop.