Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Artist Profile: Stacy Hurt

Stacy Hurt

Orange, California

1. How do you describe yourself?  Artist 

2. What is your creative process?  Discovering what I want to say is the start; then perhaps culling imagery online for inspiration; then construction.  During construction phase many things may change but the overall ‘voice’ of the work remains true to my original intention.

3. Describe your studio space. Quiet and organized.  Several tables align the outer perimeter.  One has two sewing machines on it; much storage underneath the tables and two closets, doors removed, are lined with shelves & rolling carts for hand work; batting; books. Design wall is the main attraction and one I gladly sacrifice premium art hanging space.

4. What's your signature style? Ethereal Representational. How long did it take you to find your style when you first started making art quilts? Not long; the visions in my head were there.  Finding out what to call that vision however, took many years!
5. Are there artistic endeavors you are yet to do? Yes; I’m currently involved in a 5 foot long; 2 ½ foot tall beading project of a coral reef.  I’ve done smaller pieces before and always return to the fun, challenge and ultimate thrilling discovery of creating new underwater life forms out of beadwork. 

6. Do you keep a sketchbook and/or journal? Not really; I will do storyboards occasionally but any journal I’ve done is always approached as a complete finished page; not so much doodling or notemaking.

7. Being published is important to artists, so do you have any instructional dvd's, author of books, YouTube channel, have a website with other artists for collaborative projects? Not at this time

8. Do you teach?. I do teach but haven’t had time this year to pursue it.

9. Having your work in juried, invitationals, and solo shows is a great way to get your name out there. Where can people see your work?  Cherrywood Lion King Challenge; finalist “Big Cat Rises” at AQS QuiltWeek, Iowa; International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX;  Road to California, Ontario, CA .; Entered Cloth, Paper, Scissors Mixed Media Excellence; TBA (notification in September)   

10. How many years have you had your work in d@8 exhibits, or is this your first time? I have had the pleasure of being in all but two years of the d@8 exhibits.  It continues to be one of my favorites for inspiration!

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