About Collaborations II
is the culmination of a project in which photographer John Nollendorfs
and textile artist Robert Hillestad worked together in giving new
meaning to the process of visual iteration.
project was set in motion when John visited Robert’s studio and
was inspired by recent samples of pleated fabric, machine
embroidery, and twisted yarn, all hand dyed in brilliant colors.
explored the visual feast with a high resolution digital camera. His
explorations turned a fragment of embroidery into an urban aerial
view, a snip of pleated fabric became an exotic terrain.
was inspired by John’s prints and commenced manipulating textile
materials in dynamic new ways. John, returned several times to
again explore Robert’s new work.
cyclical and collaborative project emerged much like a similar one they
pursued 10 years earlier. The joint collection of textile art and
prints that evolved is presented in this exhibition.
John Nollendorfs is a commercial photographer; Robert Hillestad is a studio artist and design educator.