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Laurie dill-Kocher

American
Born: U.S.

Laurie dill-Kocher is a fiber artist with a BFA in textiles from Edinboro (PA) State University and an MFA in weaving and textle design from Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. Examples of her work can be seen in both public and private collections in the US and abroad, including the Eisenhower Chapel at Penn State University (Universtiy Park, PA), Temple Adath Israel (Lexington, Ken.), and AIDS Community Health Center (Rochester, N.Y.). She has been featured in exhibitions at the Cleveland (Ohio) Museum of Art, Yager Museum of Art (Oneonta, N.Y.), Phippen Art Museum (Prescott, Ariz.), Lancaster (Penn.) Museum of Art, Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, N.Y.), and Schenectady (N.Y.) Museum, among others. 

She explores the visualization of sound in her recent work, which she notes in her artist statement:

"It has been said that my current work is the culmination of organized chaos but in truth it is simple. It's beginnings stem from the visualization of sound. Some so small to be classified as ambient noise. The daily sounds that we turn off or disregard in everyday life. These sounds are then translated into colors and movement. While the process of quilting is traditional, I use a felt wall to start assembling my pieces. Using the same techniques as a painter, I assemble my fabric pieces into groups of colors and movement. Then I apply them in small sections as you would paint. While the process of achieving the final image is slow, I continue to add and remove sections until the final image is a cohesive unit. Only then do I start to include the final quilting into the piece." [1]

For more information on her work, visit dill-kocher.com.

[1] Laurie dill-Kocher, Artist Statement, Burchfield Penney Artist File.