THIRD PLACE WINNER
My work considers the role of textiles in fine arts by exploring the conceptual limitations and possibilities of working with fibers. In these pieces, I am not using traditional fiber techniques to manipulate the material. It is my hope that my work can be part of a decades-long conversation about materiality and concept, working together to stretch boundaries.
“Becoming One” is made of woven bundles of paper twine. The bundles are created on a warping board, a reminder of the weaving process. They are stabilized by a bamboo rod and woven by hand. The form of the sculpture is informed by the nature of the material.