Liz Keefe

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Neighborhood: East Bay

Liz Keefe is a weaver and fiber artist. She uses fabric to explore the emotional intensity of color.

Recently, the colors and patterns of sari silk ribbons have been her inspiration. The silk ribbons are wrapped around a canvas and a wood floating frame is added. She sometimes weaves the ribbons in geometric patterns, and sometimes uses the silk to create solid blocks of color. Both techniques result in vibrant abstract patterns.

The ribbons are upcycled from remnants of saris made in India. The leftover silk pieces are pulled into strips about 2" wide, sewn end to end, and then twisted into skeins, ready for distribution. Unrolling a skein is always a surprise, with new color combinations and patterns.

Liz is a member of City Art Cooperative Gallery in San Francisco.