Lynda Powell

 

 
 

 Untitled: Technique: Weaving, knotting, wrapping and non-loom weaving, Material: Unspun sisal, wool, goat hair, jute, flax and nylon, Size: Height 12 ft. Width 4 ft.

 

 
 

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Resides in West Vancouver! British Columbia

Studied at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and at the Vancouver School of Art, as well as in various workshops in British Columbia, Participated in group exhibitions in the vicinity of Vancouver and at the Robertson Art Centre, Binghamton, New York, U.S.A. (Festival of Canada). Held one-man exhibitions in sculptural weaving at the Canadian Guild of Crafts (Quebec), and the Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver. Public commissions include representation in the Medical / Dental Building, Vancouver.

Statement:

Unspun sisal is an exciting fibre to work with soft, lustrous and flowing, yet possessing a bristly strength. There is a desire to touch the fibre and enjoy its softness but the lustrous appearance is misleading and one finds instead a harsh, prickly material Sisal reinforces the feeling which the  sculpture  expresses, one of love for a cuddly creature and yet tear of -the monster quality it also possesses.

the above information is taken from the Textiles into 3-D broadsheet Poster used to promote the original exhibition 


 
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