Artifacts Artist Statement: Linear time as we know it can alter in our minds and in our lives – old can look new, and new can look old. This piece hints at the old, as the title indicates – Discovered Artifacts. Evidence of the hand and of symbols and design that are enigmatic add to a question of age. I used age old techniques and materials, such as weaving, and though the woven metal fabric has an antiqued look, it is grounded in more recent practice. The tactile quality of the piece adds to the practice of first wanting to touch old things. Parts of the resist dyed felt are purposely left floating off the ground, inviting the viewer to examine more closely. Time is a mystery, and treasures found can leave the viewer questioning about the time they are in, as well as the time objects come from.
Note: Artifacts was awarded an Honorable Mention for Beautiful Details in the 2018 Dallas Area Fiber Artists Members’ Exhibit, Escapades in Fiber.
Techniques and media used for this assemblage: painted canvas, handwoven metal fabric of wire and cotton, hand felted wool hand dyed in three resist dye baths, hand stitching embellishment.
This assemblage on canvas is 12″h x 12″w x 2″d
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