Barbara Price Collection of Wearable Art Molina Vega Nº 7 18129 Santa Cruz del Comercio Granada, Spain email@example.com
Barbara Price Designs The following collection of hand painted original designs on various weights of quality silk were done over the past 5 years. Each is a unique design and not duplicated.
About the Artist Practicing and exhibiting artist 1960-present President of Moore College of Art and Design Academic Vice President of Maryland Institute College of Art Dean of Cranbrook Academy of Art Moved to southern Spain in 2000, set up studio and workshop, producing wearable art When I moved from the United States to Spain I had planned to continue working as a painter, which I had been doing for some 40 years. However, I began working on silk, which I found very responsive, like making large watercolors and could be easily displayed and then folded and put away, or sent by mail to a client. The idea of wearable art evolved out of these experiments, and soon I designed a collection of scarves, pareos and then wall hangings which have been very well received. Each scarf is unique, I find it difficult to repeat myself, and I love the variations on a theme that emerge from treating each piece of silk as a new design, inspired by a particular theme. Themes are drawn from the landscape of southern Spain, the Moorish culture, the Spanish love of fiestas and flamenco.
Design Process Textile for Jacket, Scarf, Wall Piece Wall Hanging Scarf Each scarf design is created directly on the silk. The variations on the themes created are done directly on the silk as well. They are then digitally photographed, and additional variations are developed from the original designs.
Multiple use of Scarf Designs Scarf/Pareo/Shrug handpainted on silk
Sunset Series on Georgette, worn as Shrug, Shawl and Cape
Reflection Series Digital Variations textile for Jacket Design
Idea Scarf Source for All That Jazz Theme-droppped scarf on table, traced off the “found” design
All That Jazz Series / Scarves and Wall Hanging
All That Jazz Variations on a Theme Textile design for use as quilted jacket and painting
Flamenco Fantasia Series Scarves that served as design for Flamenco Wall Hangings
Flamenco Fantasia Scarf The Flamenco Fantasia Series has been manipulated in photoshop to develop variations on the theme. It has many permutaions, all of which are potential for wall hanging format.
Feria Fantasia Wall Hangings Two or four panel wall hanging on silk
Feria Series Andalucia’s Ferias are traditional celebrations at the end of summer with music, dance and elaborate dresses and shawls.
Feria Series In summer everyone has elaborate and very simple albanicos ”fans” and they are carried everywhere.
Moorish Floor Designs Motifs Scarf Designs Inspired by tiles from studio and The Alhambra Floor tiles in Studio
BARBARA PRICE DESIGNS STUDIO IS LOCATED IN ALHAMA DE GRANADA, IN THE PROVINCE OF GRANADA, SPAIN Apartado 86 18120 Alhama de Granada, Spain firstname.lastname@example.org This collections gives an example of the range of designs that Barbara Price has created for her clients. Clients may select: color palette, themes, sizes ranging from 90cm squares to 120cm squares, long flowing rectangular scarves, silk of several different densities and textures. Each design is unique, never duplicated although often part of a series or variation on a theme.