Art of Textile
Modern fiber art takes its context from the term textile arts which have been practised around the world for millennia.
Textiles have become more than ‘women’s craft’ and have moved towards a vehicle for innovation. It was in the 1970’s that textiles underwent its own revolution and Fiber Art was born.
The dilemma is to determine “what is art”, and, even more so, to define what is “fiber art” which has long been associated with domestic or utilitarian work. Items which follow patterns and nothing more are not considered works of fine art.
The artists who create” fiber art” usually have in their work some sort of message, emotion or meaning and go well beyond the literal meaning of the materials. Fiber artists of St. Marys and vicinity are no exception to this renaissance.
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