Monday, February 1, 2010

Wired Women's Work

Karen Searle
Minnesota, U.S.A.
How My Mother Dressed Me; Copper wire, hand knitting;40" long x 18" wide x 20" high 

Essence Installation Detail, Long Dress, bag, Shoe; Crocheted steel wire;  life-sized 

Essence Installation Detail, Boots; Crocheted steel wire;  life-sized 
All photos courtesy Karen Searle. Thank you Karen!

It’s not often that I find artwork that can speak to the feminine point of view without looking over-worked. Karen Searle  uses a great deal of self-editing and a fine sense of humor to form 3-D objects to make her ideas come to life.
She uses fiber skills historically found in “women’s work” such as knitting, hand-stitching, and weaving in ways that I find quite satisfying.
She has written over 5 books in the field of textiles and has written numerous articles  & essays for many of our favorite fiber related publications and catalogs.

Please take time to browse her site to learn more about this fascinating woman.
See more here
Read about her here
        She gives tours to Guatemala. See here
Karen's most recent book, see here.

1 comment:

  1. I love the dresses on the clothesline!

    Thanks for the post.


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