Still life textile art on display at Michigan Medicine

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Barbara J. Schneider’s studio is in the Starline Factory in Harvard, Illinois.

She has an extensive background in surface design and works with cloth, paint, dye and thread.

“Still Life: Two Calligraphy Brushes & Boro,” by Barbara J. Schneider

The Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi (aesthetic of transience and imperfection) is a strong influence in her work.

Schneider’s work is now on display at Michigan Medicine with a collection of stitched textiles that are a reinterpretation of traditional still-life paintings. These small, intimate artworks use vintage Japanese boro fabrics as backgrounds for personal objects that contain a Wabi-Sabi spirit.

Check out the works for yourself!

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – Rogel Cancer Center, Level 1.

When: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday through June 7