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ARTworks

Join us for 2019 ARTworks featuring Taylor Painter-Wolfe!

  • Artist Residency: October 21–25
  • Gallery Opening: October 22, 5–8 pm, Walter Arts Center Holliman Gallery, $25 per person, 21+ older only (Buy tickets now!)
  • Patron Workshop: October 26, 9 am
  • Gallery Exhibit: October 21–November 26, weekdays 8 am–4:30 pm

Taylor Painter-Wolfe is a fiber artist from Tulsa who divides her time between making and showing her work and teaching elementary art. She makes and dyes her own felted wool which she uses to create abstract landscapes inspired by aerial photography and satellite images.


“I look at thousands of miles of land and turn it into mere inches of stitched felt, providing a unique overview of an expansive space that cannot adequately be seen and understood from the ground.” – Taylor Painter-Wolfe


Artist Statement

by Taylor Painter-Wolfe

My work is made entirely of felted wool I make and dye by hand. Making my own materials is an important part of my artistic process because it allows me to have a hand in every aspect of creating my art from start to finish. The unpredictability involved always yields unique and interesting results. Oftentimes holes, irregular edges and sizes, and interesting variations in color and texture occur. I never get the same shape or color twice, making each piece of felt I create totally one of a kind. I use the material and its imperfections to inspire me and guide my decision-making process about the art I create with it. Using traditional fiber art techniques such as felting, dyeing, applique, reverse applique, and stitching, I turn what was once just plain white wool into colorful and dynamic abstract landscapes.

My inspiration comes from aerial photography, satellite images, and textures and shapes found in natural environments. From high above, the details of a place are stripped away leaving only an elegant design of intersecting, shapes, colors, and lines. I look at thousands of miles of land and turn it into mere inches of stitched felt, providing a unique overview of an expansive space that cannot adequately be seen and understood from the ground. I am particularly interested in representing landscapes where natural and man-made environments intersect and have a compelling influence on each other. I often use as inspiration areas affected by climate change, natural disasters, and human use. My intent is to create a simplified and thought-provoking way to view land, our impact on it, and relationship to it while leaving the work open to interpretation, putting no demands on the viewer to see one particular type of landscape over another.


For more information about becoming a Patron or the ARTworks program, please contact please contact Erin Yancy at eyancy@hollandhall.org or (918) 879-4738.

Each year in the ARTworks program, an acclaimed, professional artist is invited to exhibit in the Holliman Gallery and spend a week as the artist-in-residence at Holland Hall. During this unique time, Holland Hall students of all ages, faculty, and Patrons participate in workshops and gallery visits with the artist, learning and gaining inspiration from the artist’s personal journey and creative expression. As well, a Gallery Opening event presents an opportunity for the Holland Hall and Tulsa communities to meet the artist and purchase original art.

 

ARTworks Patron Levels

Dutch Masters
• $5,000
• Your name on the school website and in the Gallery Guide
• 8 tickets to the Gallery Opening
• 4 spots to attend the Patron Workshop
• Tax Deductible Portion $4,200

Masters
• $2,500
• Your name on the school website and in the Gallery Guide
• 6 tickets to the Gallery Opening
• 3 spots to attend the Patron Workshop
• Tax Deductible Portion $2,050

Benefactor
• $1,000
• Your name on the school website and in the Gallery Guide
• 4 tickets to the Gallery Opening
• 2 spot to attend the Patron Workshop
• Tax Deductible Portion $700

Friends
• $500
• Your name on the school website and in the Gallery Guide
• 2 tickets to the Gallery Opening
• Tax Deductible Portion $350