Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA)

Artwork by Patricia Mink

 

Patricia Mink is an associate professor and head of the Fibers program in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kalamazoo College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University. Her current work explores the traditional layered quilt form, employing new digital techniques for weaving and/or printing fabric, as a means of establishing a visual dialogue addressing issues of contemporary culture. Drawing from historic associations with domesticity, comfort, and home, she believes the quilt form offers unique possibilities for developing content when combined with non-traditional techniques and unexpected imagery. Mink is interested in the relationship between surface and structure. This can manifest in several ways; the images she chooses, the materials she works with, and the layered forms they take.

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