The day I discovered that I could design a landscape made with fabric was the day I found my artistic calling. Searching for interesting fabrics sparks my imagination with all the possibilities of what could be created with them.
I’ve always been drawn to the textural feeling of fabric in the hand, and the way colors can soothe and sway your mood. Ultimately, they cause me to “rejoice”, as Calvin said, in the goodness of my maker. As a Christian, I recognize that my desire to create stems from being made in God’s image.
The undeserved grace that I’ve been given, compels me to express my joy through photo-realistic fabric collage. In my art, I strive to reflect God‘s majesty in what he has made.
Cynthia Minoli is an artist based in Sacramento, California who creates unique textile art solely from fabric and thread. Her travels to the California coast, Yosemite, and beautiful Lake Tahoe are often the inspiration for her work.
With camera in hand, she strives to capture the intricate details in nature and transform those images into one of a kind, vibrant Textile art. Her aim is to create works that draw the viewer in to examine the rich texture, then encourage you to stand back and enjoy the overall scene. Cynthia’s landscapes are made by cutting thousands of pieces of fabric, meticulously layering and stitching them together illustrating depth and movement. Her work is in private collections from Hawaii to the Virgin Islands and the mid west.
Currently, two of her works will be on display at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica from June 24th- September 19, 2021.