Today I am sharing some explorations into “tactile textiles,”, a term coined, as understand it, by Anni Albers, tactile textile artist/weaver!
Such works and materials become spaces, places, rooms, lands, terrain, forests…tactile explorations into the unknown, guided by, among other things, the sense of touch, a tactile sensibility.
Detail of “Forest Through The Trees”, book board, hemp cord, wood, canvas, acrylic paint, used typewriter ribbon, ribbon
Test piece/sample, paper, jute cord
Detail of “It’s Not Black or White”, book board, mulberry paper, used typewriter ribbon
Detail of “FruitFull” (in process), textile samples, hemp cord
Stacked pieces of “to the trade” folded textile samples
Stacked pieces of repurposed and folded denim cut from jeans