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L to R, Front row: Judi, Nancy, Suzanne, Miki, Sherri. Back row: Jane, Teena, Alicia, Cindy, Sofia, Geri, Penny. Missing from photo: Lynne.

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Alicia Caraballo

My Marks, 2013, 23" x 67"
deconstructed black screen painted silk with red screen painted organza scarf-
scarf is two layers with red organza layered on top of the black haboti silk 

Poppy Fields2014, 54" x 66"
haboti silk fabric screen painted in analogous yellow, orange, yellow orange, red and then immersed in boysenberry bath 

Homage to Klimt, 5" x 7"
mixed media collage

Artist Statement
I began my artistic journey creating playful mixed media collages.  A brief encounter with Kerr Grabowski’s deconstructed screen printing on silk fabric hooked me. It presented the wonderful opportunity to use all kinds of objects placed on  the screen with dye and watch the fabric transform. 

I begin with a blank piece of fabric, a favorite is silk. My work is spontanous and intiutitive, without much planning.  Smooth jazz is always playing and a few of my favorite artists are dancing in my head. They include Romare Bearden, Picasso, Alexander Calder’s jewelry, Paul Klee and Pacita Abad.

 Vibrant colors, making marks, brush strokes, scribbles, ethnic images, faces, maybe some words become a wearable piece of art.  I enjoy many techniques, a few of my favorites include shibori, deconstructed screenprinting, using a simple tool like a old credit card yield beautiful results.  Discharge, the taking away of color is another favorite technique.  The layering of processes ultimately results in a unique, comfortable, elegant wearable art that makes my heart sing.

Alicia Caraballo is a mixed media artist who is focusing on surface design.  She has taken many courses with renowned  fiber artists including Kerr Grabowski, Carol Soderlund and most recently completed a two year Art Cloth Mastery Program with Jane Dunnewold in San Antonio, Texas.

Ms. Caraballo retired after 26 years as a school administrator and is a full time artist selling her hand dyed and screen printed wearable art clothing at various venues.

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