Explore Fiber is a collaborative website showcasing and exploring fiber as a fine art material.
Contemporary artist, Jan R. Carson, has been creating site specific fiber art creations for residences, corporations, and public spaces since 2005.
I’ve been making these mobiles by hand in my Colorado studio for over 16 years. The “Stylized Leaf Mobile” is my original design and each one is made to order. I plant one tree for every mobile sold through American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program.
Patterns in nature are my primary sources of inspiration. Transitions from growth to decay, motions like floating or dispersing, and microscopic or cosmic structures (like butterfly scales or the electromagnetic spectrum) are typical themes.
A balance between control and disorder is the driving force as I create. I invite chance in aspects of my technique, and encourage each piece to evolve on its own. Yet I respond to the changes that occur, and orchestrate the final composition.