Cynthia Houston (Pushin Building Artist) | South Central Kentucky Artist

California native, Cindy Houston works in the mixed media fiber and art quilt traditions. She is a member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and has exhibited in Fantastic Fibers 2017, Paducah, KY; St. Louis, Mo., Cary, N.C., Evansville, Ind., Berea, Richmond, Bowling Green, Lexington, and Louisville, Kentucky. Individual pieces have been purchased for private collections and the Kentucky Artisan Center. Items can be seen in Craft(s) Gallery and Mercantile, Louisville; Gallery on the Square, Franklin; The Yeiser Art Center, Paducah; and High Country Art Gallery in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Cindy derives inspiration from the natural world around her. With reverence to the southern craft tradition, and sustainability as her guiding practice, she creates unique pieces of art from raw materials and bits and pieces of life. Through art, she is developing her practice in mindfulness. With this intention, every piece is a meditation, an expression of her mind’s eye. Cindy’s work in fiber contemplates aspects of our nature to see an image in a random pattern or to impose order on a natural process. Using only dyes found in nature, Cindy creates random surface designs with no particular image in mind. When the process is complete, the image emerges and becomes what the viewer–fulfilling the need to impose order–chooses to see.