Ixchel Suárez Textile Artist
Stella Tang Assistance Laurentian Forests InstallationOntario Arts Council Logomaterials and morespecial materialscraft papers, markers and moredifferent texturesdiverse colours and textures to work with
Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Grant
I would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council for the Mid-Career Visual Arts Grant 2011.
I am sure many great things will come from this wonderful support.
Thank YOU. This has been awesome for me especially at this moment in the process of creating large scale artworks. People do not realize how much effort and time it takes to create tapestry. Through this exhibition i hope to create more awareness of the technique. Not to make less the painting, (I paint as well), but painting is altering an already made canvas...tapestry is creating THE canvas. You will see, you wont regret giving me this wonderful opportunity. That I promise!
Definitely, NEW crafts are evolving just as techniques, but the essence is still there. Look at tapestry, the traditional technique brought into a contemporary language! Another thing that i have found is the possibility of sharing new and different materials that industry has to offer. I am not a orthodox weaver in the sense of using exclusively cool, cotton or silk i.e., I enjoy EVERYTING i feel it speaks to me. Lets have fun with texture and colour and see what happens