With Every Fiber of My Being
Mixed Media Textile Installation, 2012
With Every Fiber of My Being alludes to the materials and methods used to create this artwork and installation. However, it also refers to my overall beliefs regarding the benefits of creating art. I create “with every fiber of my being” because I have to and because it brings me joy. Starting at the bundles of axons within my brain, to every hair fiber, and through the nerves of my muscles, a network of fibers precisely distributed throughout, wants to see, smell, hear, taste, and create, art. Textile or Fiber artworks are created with “plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects.” Textile works are centered on an emotional message, time spent producing, and the materials used to create them. The installation, is made up of 120 mixed media on wood, plastic, and wire various sized, sewn, or woven circles.