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Michael Brennand-Wood takes the ages old tradition of embroidery and pushes it out from the textile plane into three dimensional space.
Wood visual artist, curator, lecturer, arts consultant. Is internationally regarded as one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in textiles. He has occupied a central position in the research, origination and advocacy of Contemporary International Art Textiles. A defining characteristic of his work has been a sustained commitment to the conceptual synthesis of contemporary and historical sources, in particular the exploration of three-dimensional line, structure and pattern. He has persistently worked within contested areas of textile practice, embroidery, pattern, lace and recently floral imagery.
I could write more, but this 13 minute video allows you to hear the artist and find out about the many inspirational, cultural, and traditional fibers and traditions he employs for his work in the exhibit, “Seeds of Memory”. I love his comment that you sort of have to listen to the piece to know what to do. There is an energy of it’s own that contributes to creating itself. Enjoy!