Art Fact Friday: Fine Fabrics in Fine Art

Art Fact Friday: Tamara Natalie Madden’s fine art is mixed media; with scraps of fabric applied to the canvas as well as paint. Madden gathers the fabric from her Godmother, a designer, who uses fabrics from all over the world. She also collects fabric from her own travels. Madden applies the collected fabrics very purposefully: referencing the history of quilting in the Caribbean, African, and African-American culture. The fabrics are also considered in many places of the world to represent wealth and royalty of those who wear them; elevating the subjects of her paintings from everyday people to the rich beautiful souls which she sees them as.


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