Vicki Idema

MEDIUM:

Charcoal Drawings and Cut Paper

ARTIST STATEMENT:

After working with yarns and textiles for over 40 years, Vicki Idema has now turned to using the human form in two very different media; charcoal drawings and cut paper.

The influence from her fiber experience has shaped her carefully detailed cut paper art. Graduating with a degree in fiber arts, Vicki went on to take workshops exploring surface design techniques. One of these techniques, Katazome or stencil dyeing, is a Japanese method of dyeing fabrics. Through the many steps of Katazome, she found stencil cutting the step she enjoyed the most.

Leaving textiles for paper and knife, Vicki again took classes at Oregon State University, Linn Benton Community College, and abroad in Florence, Italy where she learned to draw the human form. With her past artwork in textiles, Vicki weaves fabric motifs into her cut paper designs, as seen in many of her pieces. Her artwork has been in solo and group exhibitions throughout Oregon, received Best of Show in a LBCC juried exhibit and was part of a two-women invitational show.

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