Eccinachea at twelve o'clocks
White on White
Migration Down Waterfall Number One
woven beaded earrings
Woven beaded Earrings
|Experienced With||Commissions, For-hire services, Public art|
For the past 20 years, I have taken new directions to create dynamic images of color and movement using acrylic paint on industrial wool. I use the simplest of forms, often inspired from nature, to create dynamic imagery, and blend color and texture to create rich, vibrant designs. My most recent work uses liquid acrylics and a negative transfer process with self-cut stencils to layer multiple colors on industrial wool (felt) painting surfaces.
“Joyful Noise” is the key mantra throughout all of my works. Focusing down to the root of all art, I use color and movement shapes to inspire and excite the mind. My works have no meaning except for expressing the animation of being. White Noise lulls us in to calmness and rest; Joyful Noise is the sound of stimulation.
Hope Gelfand Alcorn is a native Pennsylvanian. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in social welfare; has an associate degree in Nursing from Tompkins-Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY; and has a Masters (MPH) and a Doctorate (Dr. PH) in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently she resides in the Pittsburgh area.
For the past 19 years, Hope has taken new directions to create dynamic images of color and movement using acrylic paint on canvas and industrial wool. She uses the simplest of forms, often inspired from nature, to create dynamic imagery and blend color and texture to create rich vibrant designs. As wall hangings, table-runners, and floor cloths, her striking patterns brighten any space they are in.
Although self-taught, Hope is active in two local art guilds: the Fiberarts Guild (as a past Board member) and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and has purposefully participated in numerous juried exhibitions to create a resume in art. Her work has been shown locally, nationally, and internationally. Locally, her art has been exhibited at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Spinning Plate Gallery, Mendelson Gallery, Robeson Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center, and the Harlan Gallery. Her art has also been included in gallery exhibits in North Carolina, Kansas, New York, Virginia, and Ohio. Internationally her fiber art has been shown in Vancouver, Canada, and Sydney and Brisbane, Australia.