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Textile Art Objects
‘UNSPUN: tangled and fused’ is the newest body of work from textile artist Dana Barnes. Pulling from ancient techniques including knotting, netting, tying, twisting, and looping, all pieces are composed of natural unspun fibers bonded together by specially developed felting processes.
Recalling the front porch vistas of her childhood, Barnes’ large scale pieces suggest thick crop fields, rolled bales of hay, grazed hills and meadows, Spanish moss and gnarled tree trunks. Reconnecting with a rural surrounding and its inherent meditation on nature, the works are re-contextualized for a modern urban setting.
The fiber works that exude qualities of tactility, texture, and flexibility, offer a counterbalance to the uncompromising characteristics of building materials commonly used in modern architecture. The warming qualities and organic muted hues of the sculptural hand felted pieces lend calm to the spaces they occupy.