Tag Archives: #textile

Molly Burgess

Admiring these soft sculptures created by Grand Rapids native, Molly Burgess.  This fiber artist’s love of nature and science led her to making insects, arachnid and especially moths.  She incorporates hand embroidery, machine stitching, painting, dying and wire work to form her creations.  In her bio she writes this about the moth:

“Many types of moths—including my favorite the luna moth—only live a couple of weeks after they emerge. I found it interesting that the part of their lives where they are the most beautiful is also the most fleeting. My work is definitely influenced by a desire to create a lasting representation of that beauty.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  She has an Etsy shop but currently has no listing.

Images:  Courtesy of Molly Burgess.

Ema Shin

Japanese-Australian artist Ema Shin studied traditional and contemporary printmaking in Japan and has held solo and group exhibitions internationally.  The Melbourne-based artist’s work not only utilizes printmaking but may also include other techniques and mediums such as paper-maché, embroidery, weaving and collage with each design often depicting femininity, sexuality and domesticity.

The artist can be followed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Ema Shin.

Paula Kovarik


You really have to get up close to fully appreciate the work of art quilter Paula Kovarik.  The Memphis-based artist received her degree in graphic design and is the creative director and owner of a graphic design studio specializing in communications. Textile art materialized when her mother encouraged her to take a quilting class.  She says this about her work:

“Stitching is an extension of my thoughts through my hands. This slow art, textural and multi-layered, reveals a product born of concentration on an idea and hours of application. There is a point in every piece that I recognize as the moment when body, soul, and statement come together in the product. It is when I declare to myself: I stand by this work.” 

You can view more of her designs on her website.

Images:  Courtesy of Paula Kovarik.