Exploring Art… Fiber Art
The fine art of fiber art uses textiles (i.e. fabric, yarn, fibers, felt) in the piece. The art can be the creation of the fiber, as well as, using fiber with other mediums. A versatile array of techniques can be used to create a piece of art: spinning, quilting, weaving, lace tatting, assemblage, etc.
The history of fiber art is complicated. Textiles have been a fundamental part of humanity since the beginning of civilization. But the question of when does it change from functional to artistic remains. So who defines the medium as art? The artist, the audience, the curator, etc.
It is important that fiber art be kept out of direct sunlight and/or protected behind UV glass if possible.
Below are some wonderful original fiber arts. I am going to focus on art pieces that would be displayed in your home, not wearable art. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.
- No. 564 Blue Sky by Deebs Fiber Art
- Circle Symphony in Blue by Nikki Wheeler
- Asian Birds and Moon by Barbara Harms
- Flow by Katherine Sands
- Green Stream by Wooly Mammoth
- Summer Light and Shade by Tessa Dickinson
- Moth Study by Erin Riche
- Tiny No. 17 by Heather Bennett
- Holly Hock by Leslie Vaskey McNeil
- Dreams of Spring Flowers by Morna Crites-Moore
- The Heart Has It’s Reasons by Colette Copeland
- Girls in Aprons by Cindy Steiler
- Grayness by Woodroots
- Handwoven Tapestry by Ivalina Krasteva
- Fog Across the Fields by Carolyn Doe