Show Title: “For Love of the World….”
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Photos of artwork by Jim Wright.
A statement by the Artist, Lee Langdon
As a beginning textile artist, I also wanted to translate each phrase into a piece that would speak to people. The first one “For love of a tree…” came together easily. Others have needed three or four renderings to capture the emotion I was looking for.
Textile Art is a wide field, one of the oldest of the arts, yet it continues to re-invent itself. My own interest comes in part from the desire to use found objects and recycled material. Rather than starting from a sketch, I begin with pieces of fabric that help me to capture an emotion or a line of the poem. I am fascinated by new techniques and tools which I have applied here, learning all the way!
This show displays only some of the fourteen phrases in the poem. The complete poem is included in a bookmark on the back of each piece, so that credit is given to Charlotte Tall Mountain, the inspiration for these works.