Connecting us to the wide variety of contemporary fiber art in wall-mounted format, this resource combines more than 600 photos with personal comments from 100 of today? established and emerging artists. In conjunction with the other two books in this acclaimed series, it invites readers to re-examine fiber art through a multifaceted contemporary lens. The creators here are pushing the boundaries of what wall-mounted fiber art is, using fibers of paper, metal, fiberglass, milkweed seeds, or high-tech polymers. Bhakti Ziek? computerized loom work and Sue Benner? textile-collage quilts are but a few of the examples of how artists expertly combine different fiber techniques in a single piece, go beyond the technical processes, and cross-pollinate mediums.
Living in Lexington, Massachusetts, E. Ashley Rooney and Anne Lee had beencasually acquainted for many years. They first volunteered together in2010, curating an art show at Cary Memorial Library. Other shared artevents followed, and both their friendship and their writing partnershipevolved. Together, they have edited?Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century?(Schiffer) as well as this exciting series on fiberart. As coauthors, they balance each other and offer differentexperiences and perspectives: Ashley is the author of over fifty books,specializing in contemporary art and architecture; and Anne researched,curated, and wrote about exhibitions at Vose Galleries in Boston.Exploring fiber art together has been a fascinating and fruitful journeythey are eager to share.
Marcia Young is editor in chief of?Fiber Art Now?magazine. Meredith Re?Grimsley is a fiber artist and professor of fabric design at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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