The Denali Park area has been my home since 1965 and also my source of artistic inspiration. My medium of choice has been art quilts since the early 1990's. I dye or paint most of my fabrics, but I also, stamp, stencil, silk-screen and elaborately quilt them. My work in the past two years speaks specifically to a sense of place. I do not strive to do photographic representations, but convey a sense of color and detail that is specific to the area I am describing. "Glacial Run-off" is the first of many pieces that I plan to do after my Artist-in the-Park Residency in August. The 10-day stay in the Murie cabin provided an unique perspective that will influence my work for a long time.
— Ree Nancarrow, 2006
Ree Nancarrow is a quilt artist who has lived in the Denali Park area for over forty years. She chose quilting as her medium of choice in the early 1990’s because it provided an enormous variety of scale, color and texture. She dyes or paints most of her fabrics, but also stamps, stencils, silk-screens and elaborately quilts them.
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Watch fabric artist Ree Nancarrow create "Seasons of Denali," a remarkable panoramic representation of the landscape near the Eielson Visitor Center using white cotton fabric, dyes, paints, silkscreens, stencils, and oil sticks. (Open captions. Running Time 10:04)
Last updated: March 29, 2017