Monday, June 22, 2009

Textile Sculpture - Part 5: Ruth Asawa, Karen Searle, Sarah Hewitt, Olga de Amaral

More stunning work by fiber artists exploring different disciplines

RUTH ASAWA
Ruth Asawa - Ruth Asawa is renowned for her
wire and fiber sculptures. Explore all pages of her
website to learn about her creative process.
http://www.ruthasawa.com/

Oral History Interview – this is the transcript of
a 2002 interview that is archived at the Smithsonian
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/asawa02.htm

Ruth Asawa: A Life in Art – an article by Pam RuBert
posted to the Ragged Cloth Café blog
http://raggedclothcafe.com/2008/01/30/ruth-asawa-a-life-in-art-by-pam-rubert/

YouTube Video – 8 ½ minute video – Daniell Cornell,
Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art talks about Ruth
Asawa’s exhibit, “Contours in the Air”. It includes an
interview by phone with her oldest daughter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir5vq7FogSg

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KAREN SEARLE

Karen Searle – knits and crochets into 3-dimensional
form any malleable medium, from linen to wire to hog
gut to telephone cable. Her predominant interest is in
exploration of the feminine form
http://www.karensearle.com/Fiber_Works/gallery.aspx
http://www.mnartists.org/work.do?pageIndex=1&rid=166329
– click image for large close-up


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SARAH HEWITT

Sarah Hewitt – “I choose to sculpt using fibers – using a variety of materials from jute twine from the hardware store to bark peeled fresh from a tree, and cloth purposed for commercial fishing. To build an object I use a variety of textile techniques – stitching, knitting, crochet, coiling, weaving – any form of joinery. My forms develop from the materials’ strengths and weakness. They border on the yonic and womb-like, referencing nests, bindings, and scarification.”
http://www.sarahhewitt.com/gallery.php?port=2

In her blog, Sarah goes into detail about her artistic and creative thought process as well as in-depth info about “The Love Armor” project
http://sarahhewitt.com/blog/
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OLGA DE AMARAL
Olga de Amaral is a Columbian Textile Artist
whose works often “…take the form of large
tapestries covered with gold or silver leaf…” [and]
“…is one of the textile artists who, in the 1960s,
first turned textile arts from a primarily two-
dimensional representational art form into a
three-dimensional, abstract art form.”
http://www.omahapubliclibrary.org/events/gallery/ml-textile-sculpture-alt.html

The Sun Queen – this is an in-depth 3-page
article about Olga de Amaral in TREND
(art+design+architecture) magazine – wonderful
pictures
http://www.bellasartesgallery.com/artistsstudio1.html

Landscapes of Imagination – gives details
and images of an installation of her tapestries
http://www.bellasartesgallery.com/amaral.html

More Images – click on images for close-up views
http://www.artincontext.org/artist/artist_images.aspx?id=3368
http://www.artnet.fr/Galleries/Artists_detail.asp?G=&gid=138&which=&aid=1443&ViewArtistBy=online&rta=http://www.artnet.fr

2 comments:

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Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Thanks Monica. Hope you continue to find the posts enjoyable.

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