Thursday, October 29, 2015

time is our material

The time it takes to make the stitches is rather like the time nature takes to make the plants.
Penny Berens

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

in nova scotia

Her art is a conversation without words.
She has a conversation with materials.
with herself.
with her viewer
with her final users.

Isn''t this the feminine dialogue-born kind of art that has always gone on but has been overlooked by art history?

about Lucia Feinig -Giesinger, the lead artist of the Bosna quilts.  It was written by her husband.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

a stitch sampler

The more we avoid standing in the way of the materials and in the way of tools, the better chance there is that our work will not be dated.

The imprint of a time is unavoidable.  our work will outlast fashions only if it embodies lasting, together with transitory, qualities.

Anni Albers 1947

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

the archetype of the cross

the archetype of the cross

the tree of life
the figure of human at full stretch\the vertical line is celestial, intellectual, male
the horizontal line is earthly, passive, female
the cross is the simplest geometric form
it is the most important symbol

Monday, October 5, 2015


Part of the artist's breakthrough was piercing the cloth surface with a needle rather than playing over it with a paint brush.

"I had an exuberant thrilling moment, as if the whole of the universe was hitting my head, passing through my body and hands, to the point where the fabric meets the needle."  Kimsooja

Sunday, October 4, 2015

underlying mystery

There is an underlying mystery in the structural system
of the materials we use, and the discovery and expression of
that mystery is a valid pursuit and an art form.

An Anni Albers idea