Urthy Fiber Art

Urthy Fiber Art

About The Artist

Scott Jones • Kokomo , IN
Clothing & Accessories

As an artist, I am fascinated by the bold and vibrant aesthetic of mid-century pop culture. I draw inspiration from the graphic design and advertising of that era, creating original digital illustrations that capture the playful spirit of the time. I then translate these illustrations into two distinct mediums: hand-pulled screen prints and original textile designs. Each screen print is created by hand, with every color applied individually to the fabric, resulting in a unique and tactile piece of art. My original textile designs are inspired by the same illustrations, but are created to be used in a variety of applications, such as home decor, fashion, and accessories. By combining these two mediums, I aim to create a cohesive body of work that celebrates the iconic design of mid-century pop culture. Each piece is a reflection of my love for the era and my desire to bring its energy and vibrancy to contemporary audiences.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

My work is made through a process of turning digital illustrations into silk screens and original textile designs. I hand pull each screen print one by one onto muslin. I pair my screen prints with original textile designs printed on cotton linen canvas. The pieces are structured to mimic the styles and shapes of handbags in the 1950s and 1960s. The wallets are made through a process of layering and fusing foundation materials to create a piece that has the structure of a traditional leather wallet.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

My grandmother taught me to sew when I was nine years old. I learned to screen print a decade later when I discovered the work of Andy Warhol. I've always had a love for textile and fine craft I consider what I do "Functional Pop Art". It was when I began pairing my screen prints with my own textile designs that I found my voice as an artist.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Growing up in a small town, my window to a bigger world was the commercial art I was exposed to on the newsstands, tv and the variety stores my mother would take me to. The images are a sort of a snapshot in time that formed my imagination. Many of the images seen in my work are from found photos of people I don't know rescued from flea markets and antique stores combined with both hand drawn elements and ephemera to make collage. I like to think I'm giving these people a second life and purpose.