Mixed Media & Paintings by Anne Abendroth

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Handwoven Cloth, Canvas & Paint Art
The hand-woven non-wearable garments as 'costumes' or regalia are sewn onto canvas on stretcher bars, and the background canvas, and sometimes the woven surfaces are painted.  This mix of contemporary acrylic painting is a new approach to woven artworks.

My Newest Series 'Shapeshifting'
A current series of my costumes on canvas I call “Shapeshifting”, which is a concept that comes from ancient times when a shaman would convince his tribe that he/she could change into another being: animal, wind, or even a monster. In our current lives, we, too, shape shift. Sometimes with a conscious effort: marriage, parenthood, different jobs. Sometimes, we are changed without any warning or control: illness, accidents, death. This present series is my response to the death of one of our children. Our lives changed (shifted) and we can never return to our former selves. But this is my way of beginning to accept our loss, and moving on.

"Man / Raven"

The question: Is the raven becoming a man, or is the man becoming a raven? Does the man wish to fly and soar freely through the skies? To feel the wind and the uplifting of the thermals?

And does the raven wish to trade his coat of black feathers for a red and black patterned coat? Does he wish to stride across the earth, effortlessly? To hunt and not to be the hunted?

This costume is woven with a technique called "Color and Weave". The threads, both warp and weft, are alternated red and black. The materials are perle cotton and imitation talons. The paint is acrylic, and is purposely left somewhat abstract. The tie-up pattern (design of the thread pattern) reminds me of the indigenous peoples of the North West. Their weaving techniques are so impressive that my efforts stand in awe of their talents.


"Man / Raven"


36” x 36” x 2”
Handwoven Art Costume on Canvas

Kelly James, Photographer - Salem, Oregon
Anne Abendroth - Mixed Media Artist



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