Megan O’Malley captures landscapes into her artwork!

Megan O’Malley captures landscapes into her artwork!
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As a part of our “What’s on your Loom” series, we feature the works of fiber artist Megan O’Malley. Megan O’Malley is a Virginia native who works with the ideas of abstraction, simplification, and distortion of line within landscape images. While predominantly a weaver, her work additionally delves into embroidery, quilting, and sewing while utilizing reclaimed or recycled thread.

Works…

Megan recently created abstracted landscape tapestries on the TC2 loom. For her creations, Megan uses acrylic yarns, hand-dyed yarns or sample scraps; but what’s most interesting for her is to use reclaimed yarns! She says, “reclaimed yarns always have a more interesting tactile feel, and there’s a depth to it that I haven’t found with material on cones”. Here’s a glimpse of her latest project…

Old Sinclair Hunting Grounds
Materials: Reclaimed yarn, found yarn
Concept: Abstracted landscape from watercolor image

Cliff Face 1
Materials: Acrylic yarn
Concept: Abstracted landscape from watercolor image

Cliff Face 2
Materials: Acrylic yarn, reclaimed yarn, found yarn
Concept: Abstracted landscape from watercolor image

Tapestry size approx. 22×28”

About…

Majoring in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she has had residencies in Ireland and in Iceland to focus on her practice of weaving through landscape. Currently, she lives in Galway, Ireland where the landscape continues to inspire.

Links…

Website, Instagram

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