New Hamspire Artist Wen Redmond has been working with fiber since the early 1970s and been establishing a contemporary style and voice that resonates through the fabric art community. Notice that one of her works is offered for sale in the right column here at Subversive Stitchers: Women Armed with Needles. I'm so pleased to welcome Wen and hope you enjoy her discussion of her art and her process and yes, her inspiration. -- Dawn
“Making art is like a meditation. I put that energy into my creations. Later, viewing them, revisit that feeling; like reading a poem or familiar story. It brings you back.”
I make art because I must.
I published an article about this technique in Quilting Arts May 2007 and they invited me to appear on their TV Show that year. You can purchase a DVD called Holographic Memories though their website.
Fiber art is on the cusp of a wave. Fiber artists are evolving our medium to a new level of perception. Using textiles to create art is breaking the boundaries of the art world. Fiber as an art form is highly collectable right now because it is so new and affordable.
What does one do, who sees visions? Experiment. Break rules. Expose people to new ways of seeing. Art, to me, is about moving forward. Creation gives me ideas. My passion is to put them into art. I use my medium, fiber.
Note: Visit Wen's website or Etsy Shop or Artful Home site for more of her work.