Friday, August 1, 2014

Artist Profile: Lyric Kinard

Lyric Montgomery Kinard
Cary, NC 

1.  Describe your signature style in 5 words:  whole cloth, textural, simple, complex

2.  Do you ever work in another medium and, if so, what is it and what appeals to you about it? I sometimes layer and screen print and paint on board. It’s almost instant gratification compared to the slow process of working with cloth. Every autumn I get the irresistible urge to paint individual leaves in watercolor. It’s a completely different type of meditation for me.

3.  What's coming up for you in your artistic world? I’m working on two new instructional DVD’s, one on thermofax screen printing and one on different mounting methods for textile arts. Stay tuned at if you are interested. 

4.  Do you have any studio rituals? I clear off my drafting table before starting any new project. It feels like clearing the cobwebs.

5.  Who has inspired you on your artistic journey? My parents and siblings for their artistic creativity, Caryl Bryer Fallert for her incredible generosity and business sense.

6.  What are the 5 essential things in your studio that you cannot live without? Social media, photoshop, my thermofax machine, my iPad with it’s art and photo apps and a good length of blank cloth.

7.  What is on your design table right now?
A crazy colored self portrait.

8.  How do you juggle your artistic life, family, friends, etc?
Not very well often. My balance is more long term, like a see saw that is often all the way up or down.   

9.  Do you have any studio companions (human or otherwise)? No. Blissfully alone after 18year of having toddlers home with me.

10.  What was the biggest challenge in creating your piece for Reflections? For almost the first time in my artistic life a piece flowed through me. Almost (not quite) effortlessly.

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