Maria Billings, Artist email: email@example.com
USA: 650.269-2578 or: 530.692-9012
The Mixed Media textile works have a visual impact like oil or acrylic paintings. Then they invite you to come closer and explore your sense of touch. A rich array of tactile values unfolds under the finger tips of the owner. New details are discovered in each work when you see it close-up.
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The mixed media fiber art on this page is for sale.
Because each piece is an original, they each have a "Buy Now" button attached which allows you to enter your credit card and shipping information. (There is no shopping cart because each sale is unique, as each piece is unique.)
If a piece is currently traveling or submitted to an exhibition, it is still for sale, but can only be received at the end of the journey. So when we cannot ship a piece right away, the Buy Now button is removed to avoid confusion.
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X Marks the Spot - 24" or 61 cm square, $990.00
Exhibited 2022 as part of "Forever Changed" in the Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, California
Techniques for this tapestry-style piece include appliqué, yarn crouching, machine and hand-stitching.
Social Distancing - Mixed Media Fiber Art, 47" x 52", or 120 x 132 cm, $4,700.00
Summer 2020: Half a year ago, I had never heard the term “Social Distancing”. Probing for visual answers is the background of this tapestry-style wall hanging. Techniques for this exploration include painting, appliqué, stitching by hand and home sewing machine, crocheting, and needle-weaving. They are used to show my current understanding of the difficulties to balance the needs of human nearness with healthy distance.
Geometric Exploration Diptych 34 - The two pieces below can be hung as a diptych: 32" x 68", or 81 x 172 cm, $3,500.00
Geometric Exploration 4 - Mixed Media fiber art, 32" x 32', or 81 x 81 cm, $2,000.00
Geometric Exploration 3 - Mixed Media fiber art, 32" x 32', or 81 x 81 cm, $2,000.00
Geometric Exploration Diptych 12 - The two pieces below can be hung as a diptych: 32" x 68", or 81 x 172 cm, $3,500.00
Geometric Exploration 2 - Mixed Media fiber art, 32" x 32', or 81 x 81 cm, $2,000.00
Geometric Exploration 1 - Mixed Media fiber art, 32" x 32", or 81 x 81cm, $2,000.00
101 Threads - 52" x 27.5" or 132 x 70cm, $2,800.00
(exhibited as part of "Made in Europe II":
August 2017: Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, UK
West County Quilt and Textile Show, UK
and other venues
Purple Danced in my Head All Night - 29" x 29" or 74 x 74 cm, $1,440.00
Black City 47" x 24" or 120 cm x 61 cm, $2,200.00
Uplifting - SOLD
The following section contains Mixed Media with recycled CDs. You might ask: “Why CDs?”: Their reflective surface makes a piece very much alive and it includes YOU, the viewer. As humans, most of us have a reflex to seeing ourselves in a mirror; CDs are not that precise but they summarize the impression of you, your clothing, and the surrounding light into one abstract statement which is the presence of you standing in front of or passing by the art quilt.