Merna Strauch, from California, USA, created this beautiful shape for the international tapestry project, Fate, Destiny and Self Determination . She sent along the steps she used to create this jewel of a piece. It might help those who are still trying to think about how to approach creating their shapes.
Creation is a response; it is not something you have to make. You only deliver colors and shapes that the great postman of creation entrusts you to carry. No need to struggle and guess where to take them and how. They come with their package fully addressed.
Our moments of vision (insight, inspiration) are usually unpredictable....Kenneth Clark
Feeling is the power that drives art. There doesn't seem to be a more understandable word for it.... David Milne
Line Dufour has had numerous exhibitions including in the USA, Canada, and China. Her work can be found in many collections which include several commissions. Numerous publications have spotlighted her tapestries including Barty Phillips book Tapestry, published by Phaidon Press which placed her in the Contemporary Masters Chapter. Dufour’s recent international tapestry installation, Fate, Destiny and Self Determination has been featured in Fiber Art Now, HandEye magazine, Fibre Focus, American Tapestry Alliance, fibreQuarterly, the Danish textile art publication, Rapporter and the British Tapestry Group publications authored by Emma Jo Webster and Aruna Reddy. This installation has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver in Canada, in Denver Colorado and San Jose California USA and has numerous exhibitions booked for 2017, 2018 and 2019, including at the World Textile Art event in Montevideo, Uruguay and the Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum Neumünster Germany.