Martha bruin Degen
Over the past 25 years, fiber artist Martha Bruin Degen has worked from her home studio in Staunton, where she has been expressing herself in a variety of artistic venues, including pen and charcoal sketches, printmaking and paper making. She chooses the particular technique that best expresses what she wants to say at the time.
For the past eight years, her main focus has been art quilts, and the walls of her studio are lined with colorful and thought-provoking examples of her work, whose themes range from political and current events to social topics.
“My works are my reactions to what is happening at that particular time,” says Degen, “in current events or in my personal life.”
Her prints, paperworks and mixed media pieces and art quilts can be found in collections and juried exhibitions throughout the United States. Locally, her quilts are on display at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro, and she will be one of the featured artists at the Staunton Augusta Art Center’s exhibit, “Artists and Place: Celebrating the Bounty of the Region,” running May 25-July 7. www.marthabruindegen.com.