Christina Fairley Erickson - Fiber and Mixed Media Artist

Title: Hijab Misconceptions
Dimensions: Size: 10" h x 17" w
Materials: Photo manipulation and printing on cotton fabric with sheer nylon fused on top, Machine freehand and hand stitched. Original design from photos by artist.
Artist Statement:I was surprised when my son’s Muslim fiancé who chooses to be covered (wear a hijab) told me about applying for a job at Victoria’s Secret. How many Western women have the erroneous and hidden misconception that Muslim women wouldn’t enjoy shopping for and wearing lovely lingerie?
Available: $195.00
Copyright: 2015
Hijab Misconceptions by Christina Fairley Erickson

Title: Whirling Dervishes
Dimensions: Size: 63" h x 72" w
Materials: Dyes painted by hand on silk broadcloth; ink coloring with InkTense pencils; hand-dyed pearl cotton and 6 stranded floss for embroidery; Hand appliqued and hand quilted. Back and batting 100% cotton with hand-dyed silk organza backing overlay. Original design from photos taken by artist.
Artist Statement:The hidden world of the Sufi mystics known as the Whirling Dervishes has fascinated people for centuries. The practice of whirling, where each dervish turns round and round in a trance-like state, originating in the 12th century, and is said to connect the dervish and those who watch with God’s spiritual gift of love. At the Sirkeci Railway Station in Istanbul, Turkey, we watched the Sufi mystics perform their spinning dance. While whirling, each dervish has arms open with his right arm directed to the sky, ready to receive God's beneficence and his left hand turned toward the earth. Made for the "Motion" Exhibition at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY in 2014.
Available: $20,000.00
Copyright: 2014
Whirling Dervishes by Christina Fairley Erickson

Title: Little Lambs
Dimensions: Size: 5" h x 7" w
Materials: Photo printed on cotton, with layers of tulle and nylon overlay. Hand stitched. Original design from photo taken by David Erickson.
Available: $125.00
Copyright: 2014
Little Lambs by Christina Fairley Erickson

Title: Best Friends
Dimensions: Size: 30.5" h x 39.75" w
Materials: Commercial and hand-painted cottons. Thread painted, machine and hand quilted. Original design from photo taken by artist.
Copyright: 2010
Best Friends by Christina Fairley Erickson

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