This month’s featured gallery is Fibre Art. The fibre arts involve creating art with fibre. It sounds neat and simple, but the fibre arts are so varied that it is like saying that there are fish in the sea; it’s hardly an adequate description. Fibre art includes spinning and weaving. Also quilting and collage. It encompases sculpture and apparel and felting and more. Fibre art is any piece of art made with fibre and it’s application is almost endless.
I’m a person who has always felt that art is not only a work of beauty, but a statement about one’s culture and personal life. It can be SO expressive.
Fiber art in particular is attractive because it draws you (me) in with its texture, its 3D allure, its “please touch me” appeal. It can tell a story or it can just be visually interesting.
As a science and math teacher, I try to see if I can communicate something about our world sometimes; as in my endangered species pieces, or putting the art in a “golden mean” size, or maybe say something about the universe as in my “string theory” piece.
It has become an addictive part of my life, and I must say, a nice addiction. – Merry Havens
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