Julie farstad

Paintings & Textiles

Statement & Resume



Flowers for Marlborough


"Wildflower Revolution: Atryone arogos, Baptisia australis, Coreopsis tinctoria, Conoclinium coelestinum, Cornus sericea, Erigeron annuus (Arogos skipper, blue false indigo, plains coreopsis, blue mistflower,
red-osier dogwood, annual fleabane)," oil on panel, 20" x 20"

"Wildflower Revolution: Echinacea Purpurea (Purple Coneflower)," oil on gesso panel, 8" x 8"

"Wildflower Revolution: Rudbeckia Fulgida (Yellow Coneflower)," oil on gesso panel, 8" x 8"

"Butterfly Garden Revival," oil and acrylic on gesso panel, 24" x 24"

"Girls and Fire," oil on multiple panels on shelf, 5" x 7" x 3.5"

"It's Like a Strange Dream," oil on panel, 9" x 12" framed
"Tending the Bunny," oil on multiple panels on shelf, 11.5" x 14.5" x 4.25"
"The Saints," oil on panel, 10.75" x 13.75" framed
"Carry Her," oil on panel, 7" x 5" framed
"Out Her Window," oil on panel, 8" x 10" framed
"Golden Sky, Searching," oil on panel, framed, 13" x 16"
"Pink Morning," oil on panel, 16" x 20" framed
"The Conversion," oil on panel, 12" x 12" framed
"Stunt Girls Sweet Rewards," oil on canvas, 36" x 24"
"She Wants Inside," oil on clayboard panel, 36" x 24"
"But They Wanted It So Much," oil on canvas, 60" x 48"
"For the Girls That Fall Away," oil on canvas, 54" x 44"
"There's a Big Hole in the Little Prairie," oil on canvas, 48" x 60"

"The Forest is Gone" hand-dyed fabric, tulle and thread, 30"h. x 39.5"w.
"Angels Waiting," fabric, thread and color pencilr, 19" x 30"
"World Afire," fabric, thread embroidery floss on stretcher, 41.5" x 61.5"

Julie Farstad Artist Statement:

I seek to explore themes of childhood, religion and mysticism. My paintings, both in oil paint and fabric, focus primarily on the doll as subject. I use children’s toys, art history, and landscape references to create images that are about identity development, rites of passage, and the longing for divine revelation.  Recently, I have begun to explore quilting and embroidery processes in my work because of my interest in their warmth and flexibility, as well as the surprising relationship that hand-quilting has to my painting practice. This media introduces a new discourse on comfort and craft into my existing conversation

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