Yesterday I went to the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego. I went with a really good friend of mine for a few hours. Camile (my friend) who works with wire metals and crochet needles; makes crochet jewelery. She insisted that I come and see Arline Fisch's work. I must admit, I had never heard of Arline Fisch and was a little sceptical about seeing a "crochet artist". I was envisioning really big crochet blankets and benie hats hanging from the ceiling. When we walked into the grande foyer and saw dangling from the ceiling: MY FAVORITE SEA CREATURES, JELLYFISH, I knew instantly that I was going to like Arline Fisch's work. Check out a few photos from her show below.
I am a glass artist, and seeing the colors that Arline uses in her pieces was very inspiring to me. The time and work that she puts into each piece must be outstanding. Her show officialy opens here in San Diego on October 22, 2009 at the Mingei Museum. Her work will be properly lighted then. I can't wait to go back and see what the jellyfish will look like when they are all lit up.