Edgar Allan Poe, II

Maho3detOkay, maybe I am a little obsessed, but Edgar Allan Poe is big in Maryland.  Poe was born in Massachusetts, but  he lived, married and died in Baltimore. Boston, Philly and New York also claim Poe as a native son; but Baltimore remains the only city to name a major league team after him (Go Ravens!)

As I have written before, I love dark tales.  I have loved Poe’s macabre stories ever since Mr. Geisler read “The Tell Tale Heart” out-loud to us in the 6th grade.  I also have memories of my Dad re-telling the story of the Masque of the Red Death – boy, that gave me nightmares!

So here’s my newest Poe, one that I hope to enter into the Juried event at the Delaplaine this Spring.  Wish me luck!

Maho3

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I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

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5 comments on “Edgar Allan Poe, II
  1. Boudicca says:

    Well, you have done it AGAIN!! I LIKE it! What plans do you have for it? How did the Sunflowers do?

  2. Terry says:

    Reblogged this on Secret Blog #2 and commented:
    This one has been accepted for the annual juried art show at the Delaplaine in Frederick. If you are in Frederick in May, stop by and take a look in person.

  3. Ted Delaplaine says:

    Mary – we really enjoy the Poe work of yours. Thanks! We are proud to be able to hang this on our wall in our guest room that I jokingly call, “the Poe Room”.

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