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Michele Hardy

"My art is informed by the colors, textures, and structures found in raw and polished rocks and other natural forms. The combination of organic lines and structured grids was inspired by maps, aerial views, and both macro- and microscopic geological features. My works can be interpreted as landscapes, cross-sections, and maps, or they can be viewed as purely abstract forms—viewers can make their own associations. "

Michele Hardy rediscovered the pleasure of working with fabric after leaving a career as an oil exploration geophysicist. Since the mid-1990s, she has focused on mixed-media fiber art, incorporating surface design, stitching, and embroidery techniques into a personalized approach to creating images in textile assemblage. Vibrant color, texture, and graphic appeal are all important energies in her images. A lifelong love of geology and nature inspires her and supplies an unlimited palette of ideas.

Hardy's technique is a combination of fiber collage, surface design, and stitching. Spontaneity is an important aspect of her creative process. She uses a variety of dyed and painted fabrics, many of which are transformed by extensive printing and stitching prior to construction. She typically constructs a background, arranges and layers images in paint and thread, then adds additional machine stitching to complete the piece.

Originally from New England, Hardy lived in California, Texas, and Louisiana before relocating to Colorado, where the scenery provides constant inspiration. Her work has been featured in national exhibits, received numerous awards, and appeared in a variety of publications. Her art can be found in public, corporate, and private collections throughout North America, including the State of Louisiana's Claiborne Collection, and the U.S. State Department's Art in Embassies program.

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Gems No.24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 475
Geoforms Fractures No.12
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,150
Circles No.46
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 360
Naturals No.18
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 550
Gems No.23
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 495
Directions No.24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 475
Gems No.22
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 425
Windows No.32
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 425
Gems No.20
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Windows No.30
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,095
Circles No.43
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 395
Gems No.21
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 275
Windows No.31
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 825
Gems No.19
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Wildflowers No.4
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 495
Mapforms No.16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,550
Mapforms No.15
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,300
Mapforms No.14
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,950
Surfaces No.31
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,350
Geoforms Porosity No.24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,325
Surfaces No.32
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,350
Windows No.29
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 625
Circles No.39
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
Circles No.38
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
Circles No.40
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
Wildflowers No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 795
Circles No.32
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
Windows No.28
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 625
Naturals No.13
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 650
Windows No.24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 895
Mapforms No.6
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
Mapforms No.5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,850
High Country Color No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,150
High-Country Color No.1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
Surfaces No.9
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,550
Surfaces No.23
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,400
Mapforms No.9
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,100
Surfaces No.24
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 900
Surfaces No.13
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
Geoforms: Porosity No.14
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
Circles No.31
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,195
Surfaces No.11
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,650
Surfaces No.15
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
Mapforms No.8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
Surfaces No.25
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
Surfaces No.7
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
Surfaces No.6
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
Geoforms: Porosity No.16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
Surfaces No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 330
Geoforms: Porosity No.18
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
Mapforms No.3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
Geoforms: Fractures No.3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Geoforms: Fractures No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Ladders No.8
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,300
Geoforms: Porosity No.1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,300
Directions No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,900
Directions No.16
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,800
Geoforms: Porosity No.5
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,500
Directions No.1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,100