“Abstractions in Fiber & Photos,” a display by Rosalind Daniels, a fiber artist and photographer, will be on display through Saturday, July 6, at the Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St.,
Daniels has been quilting for over 35 years. The quilts, displayed both up and downstairs in the library, have been made in the last six months. The photographs are three years old and come from three different series — Rural Abstraction, shapes taken from farms and sugarhouses in Cabot; Corn, taken as corn sprouted and grew; and Taillights, shapes gathered from cars.
In contrast to the months required to create each quilt, Daniels welcomes the speed of digital photography. She has especially enjoyed putting examples of the two practices together for the first time for this exhibit.
Daniels learned needle arts from her mother, a home economics teacher. From her aunts, she learned of an exciting world far from her home of Richmond, Va. In the Peace Corps, teaching math in the South Pacific, she first encountered “the radiant tropical fabrics and the exuberant combinations” that were worn there. She learned the basics of quilting in Pakistan.
She and her husband traveled overseas for 10 years, which Daniels credits for infusing her work with originality.
For more information: rosalindsdaniels.com and Instagram: rsd_studio.