Exhibition Detail

Mary Tobin: Graphic Turn

Graphic Turn

Mary Tobin (BFA 1977)

Some days I trade Pantone swatches for fabric swatches. I’ve discovered my most creatively fulfilling days are the ones when I’m designing with fabrics... just for me, just for fun of it. I switch from solving for client needs, to happily challenging myself in the exploration of color, shape, texture and the intricacies of hand-stitched patterns.

This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.