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Have You Had Your Fiber Today?

Monday, July 30, 2018 | Karl Cole

As you all know, I’m not a fan of the words “decorative arts,” “artisan,” “crafts,” or “craftsperson.” I think we’re way beyond that now. If ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month I

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Karl Cole

August is “American Artist Appreciation Month,” so I’m rolling out some artists you may never have thought about, or seen for that matter. The breadth of the body of work of Jim ...

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Sudo Reiko and NUNO

Monday, November 28, 2016 | Karl Cole

About a year ago I introduced you to the fiber art of Reiko Sudo and NUNO Corporation of Japan. We currently have an exhibition in the Davis Art Gallery of a Japanese-born fiber artist, Mihoko Wakabay ...

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More Wearable Art

Friday, November 20, 2015 | Karl Cole

You may remember that I introduced you to the fiber art of Korean artist Jeung Hwa-Park, whose work is fabulous, back in 2009. Now I’ve discovered this wonderful Japanese artist who bowls me ove ...

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Mola

Monday, October 21, 2013 | Karl Cole

Many years ago I was fortunate enought to go to an exhibit of Kuna Mola textile art in Chicago. It actually blew my mind, because it is very complex. And yet, it is the common textile art form of the ...

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Samplers

Monday, August 13, 2012 | Karl Cole

Embroidered and stitched decoration on fabrics one of the oldest art forms in the world, vying with ceramics for that honor. Davis Art Images recently acquired digital images of works of art from The ...

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Women's History Month IV

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Karl Cole

To wind up Women’s History Month, I’ve brought you a work of art from women who are largely ignored by art history books: weavers. Weaving is an ancient tradition, especially among First N ...

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Another Vanishing Tradition?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | Karl Cole

What do we in the West think of when the word “African art” is mentioned? masks? ancestor figures? In most African cultures, textile arts are considered THE finest of the fine arts. ...

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Mayan Textiles

Monday, December 14, 2009 | Karl Cole

I am always fascinated when I stop to think about indigenous cultures that have flourished culturally for many, many centuries. True, we in the West consider the ancient Greek and Roman cultures as ou ...

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Wearable Art

Monday, August 24, 2009 | Karl Cole

By now you are probably aware that I am more than uncomfortable with the word "craft" when it comes to a myriad of art forms outside of painting, sculpture, and architecture. I've already ra ...

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