Wendy Van Riesen
Medium: Fibre Arts
Location: Powell River, BC
Member Since: 2005
The blank cloth is the canvas. I design shapes with attention to where the body will live sculpturally within it and I plan the imagery around where it will be seen on the body. The imagery of the entire construct is in one piece, passing through seams and over neck holes, around arms and under hems; there is no limit to where the image, the story, can go. The woman’s body brings the story to life through the elements of shape and movement and the story invites a new interpretation through her.
Dahlia Drive and Yáahl, G̱úud, Tsai place evocative images on the transient beauty of pre-interpreted textiles and the bodies of women.