Monique Kleinhans

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Textile Arist and Performer/Director/Writer/Producer
Location Bigfork, MT, United States
Introduction I was born in the Flathead Valley and raised on the farm where my grandfather grew up. Just as my father took up the plow from his father, I learned to love and work with fabric from my mother. An avid quilter and teacher, mom's works lit my creative fire, and much of what I've learned has come from our playing and experimenting together. I draw a lot of inspiration from the natural beauty around us; the constantly-changing seasons, and the majestic (and sometimes humorous) animals that wander by daily. My work includes traditional quilting techniques, appliqué, and thread painting, along with fabric she hand-dyes and paints. Many compositions include three-dimensional objects with a variety of fibers and textures.
Interests Music, art, theater, dance, film, nature, poetry, singing, yoga, quilting, building puzzles, reading, editing video/film, hiking, swimming and kayaking
Favorite Movies Princess Bride, Chocolate, Antonia's Line, Autumn Spring, Before the Rain, Amelie, Raiders of the Lost Arc, Lord of the Rings, Like Water for Chocolate

That can't really be a fish you're standing on, can it?

Why is a duck?