Seasonal notes about growing, gathering, and weaving with plant fibers from the Pacific Northwest.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Melinda Joy West Welcomes You
cedar box (5"x4"x4")
Welcome. As a contemporary sculptural artistist, I've been exploring the traditional art of weaving with plant fibers since 1985. Through the artistic process, I enjoy sharing lessons I've learned from my teachers with students of all ages. I gather materials in a respectful manner, recycling bark off of trees that are being cut down, pruning selectively to encourage the growth and health of plants, and replanting at every opportunity.
Being a hands-on, low-tech type person (that is, non-computer savey), I will do my best to make weekly postings, or every other weekly, about the art I'm creating, learning projects I am working on, and suggestions for what the seasons may have to offer those, who like myself, desire to learn more about the natural world.