"LES SOUFFRANCES DE VICTOR HUGO," a fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, 2002. Suspension - 246 cm. by 232 cm. by 211 cm., silk and cotton, dyed, knotted and knitted, with metallics. Collection of Jim Beach at Le Cordonnet, France.
"In my creative activity, I focus on interactive fiber art - works that exist 'in relation' to people or events. This interaction becomes an integral part of the artwork's overall appeal. For example, clothing comes alive when it is worn. A woven curtain or knitted suspension takes form when it is hung in a window, changing with the light and breeze. How we express ourselves within our surroundings or within nature is central to the work of many artists. When such works rely on the involvement of other people and events, the artist acts more as a facilitator. This idea challenges our culture's traditional view of the artist as being somewhat separated from everyday life. As we go further into a new century, textile art will continue to play a significant role in defining how we integrate life and art - and how we aesthetically interact with our surroundings."
Fiber Artist, Knitter, Needleworker, Rosemaler, Watercolorist
"THE WITCH'S BRAIN"
"LES SOUFFRANCES DE VICTOR HUGO"
"LES SOUFFRANCES DE VICTOR HUGO" [detail]
"THE MYSTICAL ROSE"
"OS SOFRIMENTOS DE FERNANDO PESSOA"
"THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS"
"PAZ. / PEACE"
FELIX IN IRELAND
FELIX IN IRELAND, AGAIN