Norma Bradley

Multi Media Artist

The natural world provides inspiration and endless symbolic meanings. There are moments in the day when the falling of a leaf, or a tree before me glows with its unique markings, colors and rhythm. At other moments a memory of a place, person or experience reveals itself. It is those moments that seem to infuse my studio and bring spiritual meaning to the process.

I work intuitively, allowing the process to unfold. Painted, hand dyed, repurposed cloth, felted wool, scissors, needles, embroidery, and photographs are the elements most often used to express my ideas. I improvise - stitching layer upon layer until the work seems complete, always searching for a sense of movement, harmony and balance. The desire to explore, create and enter a mysterious place of possibility is the motivation for each new piece.

In my public art site specific installations I address social, political, environmental and aesthetic concerns. The public is invited to participate and experience the development of creative work. It is my desire to effect change in the lives of individuals and their communities in positive ways. It did for me.




All designs, images, and text © 2013 Norma Bradley Earth Quilt Designs
For information or to arrange a presentation, please contact Norma at 828-273-7509 or
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