World of Threads Festival -Interview with Catherine Dormor of Cambridge, England

Catherine Dormor of Cambridge, England, came to textiles through ecclesiastical embroidery, now working in sculpture and installation.  She often uses photography, incorporating her images into textile pieces.  Her inspiration stems mainly from everyday observations and theoretical and language-based texts/thinking.

World of Threads Festival – Interview with Emily Jan of Oakland, CA, USA and Montreal, Quebec,Canada

Emily Jan is from Oakland, California, USA and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  A lot of Emily’s work focuses on the animal kingdom, it often has a mythical quality with political undercurrents.  Emily:  “I find that creatures are a good back-door way into talking about all kinds of human issues which are either ethereal and difficult to […]

World of Threads Festival – Interview with Jodi Colella of Somerville, MA, USA

World of Threads Festival – Interview with Emma Nishimura of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Emma Nishimura from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, draws a lot of inspiration for her artwork from the complicated history of her grandparents.  They were interned as Japanese Canadians in WWII.  Using photographic records, she explores the relationships and interactions between the sites where these stories occurred and the memories themselves.  Emma has also traveled to these locations, witnessing what remains, forming new memories – an extension and continuation of the original story.

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World of Threads Festival – Interview with Robert Davidovitz of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

World of Threads Festival – Interview with Robert Davidovitz of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Robert Davidovitz from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a fibre artist with a difference.  Robert is a weaver.  However, he does not use wool, yarn or other kinds of fibre in his woven art pieces.  Instead, his works with acrylic paint.  Robert extrudes […]

World of Threads Festival – Interview with Leisa Rich

World of Threads Festival – Interview with Leisa Rich Leisa Rich is a fibre artist, producing sculptures and installation works.   She believes that art is not always beautiful or appealing and should absolutely, always, have more than ordinary significance, should provoke a response, or should alter the viewer’s perception in some way.