Three years ago, in order to revive my drawing skills, I began sketching common household items and table-scapes daily. Concurrently, my textile work became increasingly more reliant on organizing space and manipulating the elements within it through pattern via Shibori-dyeing, color, and intensive fields of surface stitches. It was a natural progression to look for ways to create overlap between these two separate areas of practice, such that they could challenge and complement each other. I am interested in investigating image and surface, separately and together, celebrating each for the qualities they contribute to elevate the other. The resulting pieces pay homage to the "every day", observing that quiet moments in life merit as much notice as those that are outwardly more momentous.
Born and raised on the coast of Maine, Elizabeth Fram received a BA with honors in Art from Middlebury College, later studying graphic design at the (now) Maine College of Art. She has worked as a graphic designer and as a freelance illustrator, concentrating her studio practice on art textiles for the past 20+ years. Fram's work has appeared and been written about in various publications, including Ellen Bakker's 2014 book “TextileArt around the world” and most recently in the Stampington publication “Art Quilting Studio”, Winter 2018. She exhibits nationally and is an Art in Embassies artist, with work currently on view at the US Embassy in Riga, Latvia. She is a juried artist member of Studio Art Quilt Associates, a member of the Surface Design Association, and lives in Waterbury Center with her husband and their pooch, Quinn.