“Weaving represents the inherent geometry of life and by stressing, cutting and manipulating this geometry, I constantly challenge and question this reality.” – Jessica Pinsky As I looked at Jessica Pinsky’s stunning weavings in the Sullivan Family gallery at BAYArts, I kept thinking about Greek mythology. Several stories from antiquity include weaving as a motif, but today I’m thinking about Philomela […]
What is fiber? What are the qualities of this material that artists are drawn to? Each person, regardless of age or background, has an association with fiber in some way, from the clothes we wear, to the blankets that cover us at night. Artists find conceptual meaning in fibers, and are also drawn to fiber’s surface, texture and flexibility. This […]
“While there is a popular conception of the artist as solitary genius, in fact almost all art is created in a collaborative process that involves a whole cultural context of teachers and colleagues and students–as well as the larger cultural community which has shaped the artist and to which the artist responds every day.” -William Busta This excerpt is […]
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