Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Artist Profile: Jamie Fingal, co-curator

Jamie Fingal
Orange, California

1. What kind of challenges did this theme present to you? Oh my, a whole bunch, and I helped come up with this theme. Go figure. I was overthinking it. I could hear Pokey Bolton saying to me KISS - keep it simple stupid. I looked around my studio and a light bulb went off. There is a quilt on the design wall from Quilt Market with my new line that had most of my personal icons on it, so I did the next best thing - I added more to it to create my quilt for d@8. Brilliant!  It's so me!

2. Describe your studio space?  My happy place is in an industrial park and it's basically one giant room like a concrete shoe box with a bathroom, a truck door and two doors in front for great cross ventilation. I can spread out wherever I am working and the best part is that i don't have to clean up. I throw everything on the floor when I work, even paint. Everything is on wheels, so I can move everything around to suit my needs.  

3. Where can people see your work in the next six months? The Visions Quilt Museum in San Diego - "Funny Bone" exhibit - I have four works. Now until, Wisconsin Quilt and Fiberart Museum in Cedarburg, Wisconsin "In Death" exhibit and a piece traveling with Threads of Resistance exhibit. 

4. Do you ever work in a series?  I have in the past, but not so much anymore because I seem to be on the same vibrant color whimsical path as a fabric designer and a contemporary quilter.

5. What other activities do you engage in that “feed” your creative energy?  I love to garden, grow food and flowers, cook, entertain, be with my family, binge watch tv shows, swim, draw and read.

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