Friday, October 07, 2016

Street Scene

Mosaic 1962 glass


Mosaic by Alma Lesch

Flower Garden 
Glass mosaic 1960

Thursday, September 29, 2016

art is life...live with art

The Cloth, Textiles on Biblical Themes-  An Exhibition of work by Alma Lesch      1969                             J. B. Speed Art Museum
11.    Preface, Psalms 20:5, stitchery and applique, 39 x 40
22.  That Woman Jezebel, Revelations 2:20 stitch, applique, buttons 23 x 67
33.    Joseph’s Coat, Genesis 37:3, stitchery and applique 20 x 48
  4.   Jonah, Jonah 1:17, plaiting, stitchery and applique 8 x 25 x 5
55.      Ecce Homo, Saint John 19:5, applique 48 x 70
  6.     The Burning Bush, Exodus 3:2, finger weaving, wrapping 30 x 23 x 32
   7.   A Rolling Thing, Isaiah 17:13, stitchery and applique 22 x 22 x 34
88.       Mizpah, Genesis 31:49, stitchery, applique and weaving 12 x 27
99.       The Red Sea, Exodus 14:2, stitchery and applique 72 x 96
110.  Lot’s Wife, Genesis 19:26, stitchery 13 x 32
111.  Net Profit, Saint Matthew 5:18, knotting with buttons 7 x 13 x 30
112.  Bathsheba’s Bedspread, 2 Samuel 11:4, stitchery, applique 81 x 100
113.  The Writing on the Wall, Daniel 5:25, stitchery applique  28 x 53
114.  The Magdalene, Saint Mark 15:40, weaving  13 x 46
115.  He Is Risen, Saint Luke 16:6, stitchery applique, 34 x 22
116.  Solomon’s Song, Solomon’s Song 2:12, stitchery  applique 24 x 33
117.  Haman, Esther 7:10, stitchery weaving and wrapping  26 x 59
118.  The Baptist, Saint Mark 11:11, stitchery and applique  23 x 41
119.  Peter, Paul and Mary I, Revelations 14:3, primitive weaving 7 x 14
220.  Peter, Paul and Mary II, Revelations 14:3, primitive weaving 9 x 15
221.  David, 1 Samuel 16:18, stitchery and applique 20 x 51
222.  Pearls Before Swine, Saint Matthew 7:6, primitive weaving 9 x 17
223.  Holy Moses, Exodus 11:3, primitive weaving 15 x 8.5
224.  Upon This Rock, Saint Matthew 16:18, primitive weaving 18.5 x 12
225.  King David, 2 Samuel 5:3, Primitive weaving, 15 x 19
226.  Prophesy Unto the Wind, Ezekiel 37:9, primitive weaving 15 x 13
227.  Jacob’s Ladder, Genesis 28:12, needlework and applique 26 x 20
228.  Old Men Dream Dreams, Acts 2:17, primitive weaving  13 x 13
229.  Hanging for the Door of the Tent, Exodus 26:36, weave,app,stitch 38 x 56
330.  Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego, Daniel 3:23, stitchery applique 36 x 36

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

KMACMUSEUM selects 15th Alma Lesch Memorial Award

Visit the 2016 Kentucky State Fair 
Fine Arts & Crafts exhibit. 

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The Bridge Builder by Will Allen Dromgoole : The Poetry Foundation

The Bridge Builder by Will Allen Dromgoole : The Poetry Foundation art is life...live with art

collage work by Alma Lesch included this poem into a mixed media work from 1968 using cotton warp plain woven with fragment of fishing net gesso primed attached to a 16" x 20 Grumbacher canvas panel

Thursday, June 18, 2015

art is life...live with art


               Follow Dennis's board Alma Lesch on Pinterest.
the buttons which embellish my basketBOWL sculptures pay homage to Alma Lesch


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Coptic Weavings on Old Testament themes


Textile artist Alma Lesch in her basement studio early 1960s Shepherdsville KY
Weavings and fabric collages became part of her J B Speed exhibition in 1969 entitled "The Cloth"

Family Portrait


Fabric Collage Portrait applique and stitchery on linen, theatrical gauze
17 by 60 inches   reds and yellows vegetable dyes
1965 sold by America House, New York City

"David"



1967 Fabric Collage Portrait, applique and stitchery
22 x 50 inches   red, purple, blue, rust
collection of Millard Lesch, Kirkland, Washington

"Mrs. Burns" #3



Fabric Collage Portrait   third version of Mrs. Burns theme
cotton blouse, buttons   1964
stitchery and pieces of cloth on one linsey-woolsey
26 x 36 inches  white and black
sold to Robert Burnside  New York City

"Nell" 1965



Fabric Collage Portrait    "Nell"
lace gown, fan, embroidered portemonnaie, buttons on cotton
23 x 58 inches
gold beige, blue 
owned by Mrs. Daniel Peterson estate
sold at her estate auction to Lee Ann Ellingsworth  Louisville (verify on 6/16/2015)

"Jezabel, That Woman"


 
Fabric Collage Portrait  1965
applique and stitchery with buttons on linen-applique
pieces are umbrella, knit blouse, and lace skirt
22 x 66 inches   red, orange, rust and gold 
gift to Sarah Lansdell, Georgia

"Mrs. Burns" #1


 
This is the first fabric collage portrait that I made ALMA LESCH note
1964    Fabric Collage Portrait
cotton blouse, shoe buttons, pearl buttons, hat pins, fan, and hand punched
cutwork lace on old linsey-woolsey
24 x 38 inches    white and black

Craft Horizons March-April 1965 cover photo


 
"Uncle Bob"    work jacket, piece of old quilt, straight razor case
gold rim spectacles, wood picture frame, and old billfold on linen
21 x 34 inches    blue, beige, and red
owned by Joseph Heil, New York City

1965


 
hooked rug stairway (destroyed) Alma Lesch in home stairway
Shepherdsville, KY 1965

March 1965


 
Alma Lesch with natural dyed yarn 1960 embroidered stitchery above fireplace mantel first shown in Kentucky State Fair. Between 1960-1964 Alma Lesch won 30 ribbons exhibiting at Kentucky State Fair, Louisville.

1965


 
Alma Lesch in her basement studio, umbrella armature becomes "Jezabel, That Woman" fabric portrait (photo above scroll to find). Ceramic kiln on left.