Category Archives: Artist Bio

STRINGS ATTACHED Exhibit

Janet Inez Adams, MFA has seven art pieces in the current (September – October 2017)  STRINGS ATTACHED Invitational Exhibit at Coastline College Art Gallery. This exhibit was curated by David Michael Lee, Director.

WISHBONE AND THE FIRE 2017 – mixed media. Retells the tale of the terrible fire in Brian Head, Ut, that scorched 76,000 acres near the Dixie National Forest and threatened Janet’s cabin.

FRIEND OR FOE 2014 – mixed media on wood. A dream image.

WEB AND GREEN GATE 2015 – mixed media on wood. A story.

WISHBONE AND THE FIRE 2017.

GIFT OF RAIN 2014 – mixed media on wood. Created during the draught in hopes of bringing rain.

CROWN 2014 – mixed media on wood. Refers to “Crown of Thorns”.

FOREST FOR THE TREES 2012 – mixed media on wood. Refers to the mysteries found in a forest.

WISE OLE SOL 2010 – mixed media on wood. A joke about the sun.

The design of my wall for STRINGS ATTACHED 2017.

Adams’ CD Cover

Several months ago I received an email asking for permission to use an image of mine that the musician had found online. I said OK.

The art work is called EARTH AIR FIRE WATER.earth-air-fire-water-copy

The CD  arrived last week and the cover looks like this.cd-2016-sacred-elementals

and the CD also has the image of the art worksacred-elementals

With the title of the CD Sacred Elementals, it is easy to see why

my art work was chosen! The music is like chanting.

Mary Colmar Dahl

I make art wear from old clothes, hand-tailored deconstructed clothing for people who like the opposite of mass consumed fast fashion.

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At twenty-four I moved to New York City— the fashion capital of America where I began to look for more ways to broaden and perfect my art/design aesthetic. I wanted clothing that could be worn all day, have some utilitarian feature for holding keys without the heavy purse, that could be worn on a bike, to work, and to a night out. Inspired to cut the sleeves off jackets and add them back as pockets or creative collars.  I discovered there was a name for what I was doing, deconstruction. The possibilities seemed endless and, as such, an obsession was born.

I married an artist who by osmosis led the way for living an artist’s life. We have three amazing creative kids; all with their outgrown clothes I began to remake clothing for moms, dads, kids, and homes. There were so many new uses for all our leftovers! The more I played with clothes the more fun I had!

Salad Bowl Dress, for me, encompasses everything, it is the world.  I really hope that you enjoy what I have made, and the glory behind each piece.

I will be at the Brookhurst Community Center on display for the Summer, in Anaheim.

Come see my work for sale on Father’s Day at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.

http://saladbowldress.com