I recently saw Sarah’s piece “Secrets Of The Infinite” and felt drawn to learn more of her work and to share it with you.
Some quotes from Sarah’s post:
“…I found that with thread I could build imagery that was constructed from color and pattern – not color or texture applied to a surface…”
“…I also learned the root of textiles is text – and how textiles can be a visual poetry as well as a narrative and metaphor…”
“…But there is another story – one not as visible or concrete. Just as in a woven cloth there are some threads that are visible and dominant and there are some threads that are buried or hidden – in my own life’s journey there are subtle or hidden “threads.”…”
“…Reflecting on these less visible achievements, I am struck how these are qualities at the core of my life….”
“…Today I am interested in these subtle metaphors, the hidden roots of a busy life, the emotions beneath the chaos of our culture. As I expand my heart to be more open and I witness the effects of aging on my body – I push the same in my work.
I am curious about the parallels between the human body and cloth. Both are subject to wear and tear, both breathe and show evidence from abrasion. Both have qualities of absorption and flexibility….”
“Following this path of inquiry, I weave linen which I expose to the elements, weather and time. I rust print and embroider on this aged, weathered linen. I take what I once protected from the elements and put under glass for museums and galleries – and I am letting go, letting it breathe and exploring the “what if?”
See more of Sarah Haskell’s work and read all of her poignant words on her post at The Common Thread and at her website: http://www.sarahhaskell.com/
January 1st, 2019 begins my 50th year as a weaver.
Like the straight line of a well-beamed warp, my path as a weaver has never wavered from my passion for the materials and techniques. It’s true I have wandered from utilitarian products such as rugs, clothing and household fabrics to art fabrics, installation, free-form construction and now fabric reconstruction/destruction.
At the core of all my work is my love for thread, texture, pattern and a deep curiosity for what is possible with these materials and techniques.
As I enter this 50th year, I still thirst for new ways to stretch (literally and figuratively) my medium and techniques. As a child, I found imaginary play and making art to be my sanctuary from an often bewildering world. I was fortunate that both my parents recognized my need to express myself and I received art training starting at…
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