Fiber–Good for You & Your Art!

Gateway Drugs (detail) by Erin Riley.

I’m always interested in seeing how artists use unusual materials to express themselves. Just now I came across a few amazing works of art and I was blown away that they all were made from woven materials, cloth, or fiber.

Brian Dettmer collaged pages from vintage
encyclopedias for this work. 

Erin Riley creates handwoven tapestries, but pairs this historic art form with edgy, contemporary subjects, including sunbathers and teenage smokers. Maximo Gonzalez weaves his artworks using old, out-of-circulation currency from Mexico. And then there’s a bunch of artists working from the idea of the art of “twist.” I’ve never seen anything like it.

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  Courtney is the editor of Artist Daily. For her, art is one of life’s essentials and a career mainstay. She’s pursued academic studies of the Old Masters of Spain and Italy as well as museum curatorial experience, writing and reporting on arts and culture as a magazine staffer, and acquiring and editing architecture and cultural history books. She hopes to recommit herself to more studio time, too, working in mixed media.