LINDA BEIRLE BULLEN
I was born and raised in Chicago and moved to the Pullman Historic District 15 years ago. I attended the School of the Art Institute for my BFA (1970) and my MFA (1995).
Since 2008 my art form has been the folk tradition of penny rugs, a form of textile art dating back at least to the Civil War. I began to collect images of traditional rugs from magazines, often pieces that were in private collections. I was fascinated with their use of color, texture, size and shape. While I pay homage to the root of all penny rug designs through the use of layered circles, I have no desire to duplicate traditional designs in either form or color. My intention is to expand traditional forms and create new ones. I continue to explore new formats and directions with shape, texture, and embellishment.
Contact me at lindabullen at ameritech.net