Having been taught the basic sewing techniques by my mother at a very young age, my sewing machine has always been a trusted friend and an important part of my life. At one point, I worked in a quilt store where I taught garment construction and wearable art technique classes. Subsequently, while attending a quilt festival, the idea of sewing as art came into my awarness. I then found the opportunity to take classes with artist/teacher David Walker who had a profound effect on my self esteem and a fiber artist was born. I believe that rich colors have an energy that heals the inner spirit. I also believe that my technical ability to work with fabric and thread is a gift. Inspiration comes from the muse who works with the color, texture, and sheen of unusual fabrics and shiny metallic threads as each piece evolves on its own.
LoveLights© emerged from a deep longing to share my gifts after surviving a critical illness. Inspiration revealed that “Colorful Art lifts the Spirit!” and I began to notice circles (mandalas) everywhere I looked. Over the course of the past decade, I have experimented with style, fabric, color, and technique while studying Mandalas, (a Sanskrit word that simpy means circle) to develope my “voice” as an artist. Names and words dance in circular moton in personalized, illuminated mandalas that I call ‘LoveLights’©. You may view a portion of my portfolio at: www.KasiasStudio.com. It is my prayer that you will be blessed by the work of my hands.
The excitement is building for the upcoming, 'Kasia's LoveLights' exhibit. Opening night gala is Friday, June 18th, 6-8pm. The Envision Gallery