Valerie Short is a full time student at Texas State University-San Marcos majoring in fiber arts.
Starting her studies in Drawing, she quickly switched to Fibers. Working with almost every kind of medium you can imagine, she continues exploration in paper making, sewing and weaving. She also employs hand and machine stitching to explore ‘drawing’ techniques on fabric and to create various aesthetics. She became inspired by the work Australian fiber artist, Jan Irvine-Nealie does when she saw her work, “Seacliff” on the cover of the Spring 2009 Surface Design issue. She also attributes Chungie Lee’s “Ivory Scroll” and El Anatsui’s wall sculptures to making a huge impact in the direction her work has taken. She does collage segments and then turns them into one large work. Her silk panel “My Thoughts Exactly” will be featured in the Spring 2011 Surface Design magazine and was exhibited in the 2010 Texas State University Juried Student Art Show, receiving a merit award. The work is also featured in her book she just published, which gives a glimpse into the kind of work she has been up to!
There are a few images here, but please visit http://www.blurb.com/books/1915410 to preview the book she has just published of her work…Always great to see Texas Talent!