THE WOART WEEKLY!
Here's what you may have missed on the blog and Instagram account this week!
For those that have been following and paying attention to this week’s posts, you know the theme well. It’s Textile Month in NY and being how much I love fiber art, I chose to make a new theme around that each day and asked those following to participate, and man was that fun! Thank you so much to everyone that participated, commented and followed along.
If you missed it, each day had a theme mentioned in the post, then artworks along that same theme were posted in the stories. Stories disappear after 24 hours, so if you didn’t catch it, I’m afraid you missed it. You can turn on notifications for stories if you don’t want to miss anything in the future, or just watch for that pink/redish circle to appear around the logo of the account, that means there is a story posted that you haven’t seen yet.
Thanks, and enjoy!
Stitched & Sewn Sunday -
Love the sculptures of Sue Stover, the color, texture, pattern are all just a wonderful mixture of visual pleasure and you all seemed to agree! All day I had fun featuring works that also use stitching and sewing as an aesthetic quality of the work, where the stitch almost acts like a drawing or brush marks.
Moving to a more orderly, architectural approach with the work of Mimi Jung. She blurs the line between design and fine art and creates some really beautiful work. She began my Monochromatic Monday theme, where it didn’t matter the process, just the palette and material.
Katelyn Kopenhaver is not necessarily a fiber artist, but this piece definitely caught my eye and inspired the days theme, Texty Textiles Tuesday. I wanted to give an opportunity to feature artists like Katelyn who maybe have a few works that fit into the general overarching theme of textile arts week, even if it’s not the basis of their artistic process.
Would it really be a fiber art themed week without a Weaving Wednesday?! Did you catch why I chose to feature this beautiful piece by Terri Friedman? It’s not only stunning, but also has some subtle text in it which I thought made for a fantastic transitional piece to share. Since there are sooooo many artists that use weaving as a method in their work, I limited the story features to those only using actual textile materials.
I’ve been waiting for the right moment to share the unbelievable work of Janet Echelman. Her massive installations have gone up all over the world and viral on the Internet. I really wanted to have a day to show BIG work, and show off how non-dainty the medium can be. The theme was Theatrical Thursday. It was a really fun day in stories, I hope you caught it! It was all about huge fiber installations.
Since I had limited both Monday and Wednesday to work that was actually made of fiber materials, I wanted to give those of you who use non-traditional materials, but textile inspired processes a chance to be featured as well. My theme was Faux Fiber Friday, featuring work made with plastics, paper, painting, porcelain, cement, dirt and fiberglass amongst others!
And I ended the week with Soft Sculpture Saturday which finally gave me the opportunity to share a bunch of artists work that I hadn’t yet fit into one of the prior days themes. Thank you to everyone who participated, I love being introduced to your work, and I hope you all enjoyed it!
NY Textile Month continues through the end of September, I however am moving on.