Corn No. 51

KIMBERLY BAXTER PACKWOOD
Corn No. 51, natural dyes, indigo, digital printing on cotton fabric, machine stitched, 11" x 14"

Kimberly Baxter Packwood is a professional mixed-media artist who specializes in surface design using natural dyes, rust, and wax.  Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad and it has been published in various books and professional journals.  She is the Art Instructor for The Prairie Fibers Company, LLC., and teaches nationally and internationally both online and in person.

Kimberly's current body of work depicts the ancient prairie as it once existed, inhabited by native plants, animals and fauna, and the farms that dominate the modern horizon.  She uses natural materials and processes to demonstrate the progression of the native prairie from its ancient origins to the present through color, texture, and form.  Through the use of natural dyes, ochers, earth pigments, and rust on cloth she is able to explore the tension between the natural and the unnatural (man-made).

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