Wednesday, July 19, 2006
I'm introducing you to a new power woman! Her name is Beate Knapp. She's a fiber artist from Dusseldorf, Germany whose work is powerful. Her fiber work resonates as brush strokes in it's vibrancy. She packs dynamite into such a diminutive space proving once again that women can create monsoons from their whispers. This translation was from Babel Fish and if I've got anything wrong, Beate, please let me know!
I found Beate through another fiber artist I'm hoping to feature soon named Pat of Pat's Studio.
This work is called "Wut & ZerstЖrung" ( Fury and Destruction) measures 18 x 21 cm copyright created 2006. Media: Stoffe, Garne, Steine vom Ufer des Rheins, Maschinen- und Handstickereien. Materials, threads, stones of the shore of the Rhine, machines and hand embroideries.
Im April 2006 habe ich wieder angefangen intensiver mit Stoff zu arbeiten und schon meldeten sich Widerstaende: meine Saboteure eben. Dies ist die Arbeit, mit der ich denen endgueltig den Kampf angesagt und erstmals gewonnen habe.
In April, 2006 I once again started to work more intensely with material and already opposition announced itself: just my sabotuers. This is the work with which I have finally announced the fight to them and have won for the first time. - Beate
Editor's note: See Beate's comment for further illumination about her artist's statement and this work in particular.
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