Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Virtual Exhibit: Mushrooms by Kaylin Francis

October 2020

Artist Statement

Kaylin Francis, fiber artist

Working with fiber has led me on a journey of self-discovery and taking chances. I fell in love with fiber at the age of 12, and that love has continued to grow and evolve over time. It all started with cross-stitch, then moved to needlepoint, then on to making traditional quilts, which led me to making fiber art. All this has led me to earning a BFA in Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, in Portland, Oregon. At OCAC, I added natural and synthetic dyeing, felting, weaving, and screen-printing to my fiber repertoire.

This show entitled Mushrooms, came about because of my love of nature and color. Mushrooms are curious and amazing things. There are as many mushrooms as there are colors in the universe. My aim is to capture the color, the look, and the feel of mushrooms; at least my version of it.

If you’re interested in my work, I can be contacted via email at kaylinf318@gmail.com, or by phone at 503-902-8500. Thank you

Interview with Kaylin