“The panel fabric of Running Fence is very sensuous and fluid, and I hope to convey that sense of movement in my pieces,” says Liz Berg. “The fabric’s luminescent quality along with the weave, which is very tactile, took me by surprise. The light reacts to it and the fabric beautifully picks up any other colors that I am incorporating.” Liz has made quilts since the 1970’s, but she diverged from traditional patterns to explore color and composition in more abstract works, including the fine pieces she creates for RunningFence-recycled, LLC. She is considered a fiber artist rather than a quiltmaker, skillfully using a sewing machine as her artist’s brush.
Liz Berg was raised in a Naval officer’s family and, as a consequence, traveled and lived throughout the United States and Japan. She also attended Trinity University and the University of California at Berkeley. The broad cultural exposure she experienced enriches her artwork, and she has produced a large body of fiber art varied in color and design. Her art celebrates line, movement and color in the format of abstract expressionism, using nature as much of her inspiration.
She has been recognized at local and national venues too numerous to mention, including fifty juried exhibitions, several invitational exhibitions and ten awards. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and Japan, and is featured in the permanent collections at the Honolulu Academy of Art and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Her work can be viewed on her website.