Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers
Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers explores the ongoing legacy of Anni Albers through the artistry of ten contemporary American artists and designers working with weaving as their art form – Samantha Bittman, Lois Bryant, Christy Matson, Jennifer Moore, Brittany Wittman McLaughlin, Rachel Snack, Susie Taylor, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Suzanne Tick, and Marcia Weiss. Each work is annotated with a few words about its relationship to something Albers practiced or taught. Personal statements by each artist further reflect on Albers as inspiration. Published in the centennial year of the founding of the Bauhaus, this book, based on the exhibit shown at the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, pays homage to the spirit and methods of Anni Albers and the Bauhaus weaving workshop.
Tactile Sensibility: A Weaving Workbook
Tactile Sensibility: A Weaving Workbook takes you step-by-step through basic weaving structures and provide inspiration to transform your woven swatches into creative compositions. As you work through the pages of this tactile notebook, you will be introduced to the Buddhist philosophy of Ground. Path. Fruition. as a foundation for artistic pursuits. As you complete the exercises, the process of creating beautiful weavings using your own creative muse will be demystified and your approach to the loom will be transformed.
Transformation: Fiber as Medium
Artists transform materials into works of art; transform ideas into objects that can spur action and change; and transform their inner soul in the act of making.
The Transformation: Fiber as Medium exhibit catalog showcases eighteen emerging and established artists working with fiber as art expression. This show was curated by Penny Griffin Lutz and was on exhibit at The Common Thread Gallery from April 5 – August 15, 2019.
Exhibited Artists: Jillian Greg, Kat Howard, Sarah Haskell, Carol Irving, Rachel Johnston, Daryl Lancaster, Joanna Louca, Anne Luther, Susan Maddux, Pat Perrin, Ellen Ramsey, Meryl Ruth, Jennifer Sargent, Sydney Sogol, Elise Vazelakis.