We are in the depths of winter in Colorado right now. There is traditionally quite a lot of snow in March. But who knows about the weather these days? I was enchanted by the sun coming through my window as I worked this morning, while finishing another Interwoven Cuff. I am crazy about this new group, where I am weaving woven-ribbons with each other, creating a new textile, a new fabric of woven beads. I have no idea how it will look till I finish. I love that anticipation and excitement. This piece is mostly inspired by the Fiber Artist, Olga de Amaral of Columbia. Her work has blown me away ever since I saw her piece that is in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum. Here is a link to her website https://olgadeamaral.art
Like my hero, El Anatsui, her transformation of fiber and materials into spectacular hangings and sculptures is truly breathtaking. She has worked primarily in golden shades, much like El Anatsui, but has also expanded into other colorful realms. I find her work beautiful, powerful and inspiring. I am trying on one level, to interpret her work into my tiny pieces of jewelry.