Pat Owoc’s recent work has been of three types -- botanical designs using disperse dye on polyester fabric; whimsical pieces, including a number utilizing plastic trash bags; and works reminiscent of the Kansas prairie of her childhood. There is an element of storytelling in most of Owoc’s work.
Polyester fabric, not a favorite of most fiber artists, is utilized often in botanical and landscape work. Art work may include a wide variety of found, discarded, and distressed materials -- the cast-offs of modern times. A variety of surface design treatments may be used.
Owoc’s interests and activities in fiber art are varied – from handquilting once a week on a big frame with friends to exhibiting stitched constructions and art quilts, from hand embroidery to the exploration of a variety of surface design techniques, and from the rescue of unfinished quilt tops to the creation of mixed media pieces. An art teacher-friend asked her early on in her artistic exploration, “What’s next?” and that’s a question she considers often. Owoc is a teacher and lecturer on a number of topics including her work and surface design techniques.