A recent piece by VCS faculty member Amy Wilson (shown above) was just featured in an article by artist Vanessa Albury on Eyes Towards the Dove that presents her choices for the best works in the recent Untitled Miami art fair. Here’s what Albury had to say about the piece, which was on display in the BravinLee programs booth:
Amy Wilson’s digitally stitched lace was easy to miss among the sheer volume of artworks in an art fair setting. It measures about the size of a dinner plate. Wilson combines traditional stitches with figures floating in space and text. In an endearing way it says “That which moves, that which drifts. That which cuts. That which just fades away. We felt this.” This piece is a great example of how artists are transforming age-old mediums, like ceramics and needlepoint, with digital and three-dimensional printing while continuing to create moving work with an artist’s touch.
For more about Amy and her work, check out her website and her artist page at BravinLee programs. You can find additional examples of her recent lacework (both hand- and digitally and sewn) here. Amy also teaches a VCS elective course in Fiber Arts, which is described in this entry on the VCS website.