"Most of our lives we live closed up in ourselves, with a longing not to be alone, to include others in that life that is invisible and intangible. To make it visible and tangible, we need light and material, any material. And any material can take on the burden of what had been brewing in our consciousness or subconsciousness, in our awareness or in our dreams." Anni Albers
Today's artist and piece is German-American Textile Artist and Printmaker Anni Albers 1899-1994 and her piece Dotted from 1959. I harbor a secret desire to be a weaver, to have a loom and to turn colorful materials into fabric. Catastrophes seem to help clarify things and I think I should stop thinking about it and do it. So I started thinking about textile artists. One of the most revolutionary textile artists was Anni Albers.
"Albers made her mark on the Bauhaus, the weaving art form, and the conception of "women's" crafts with her innovations. Beyond the integration of abstract modernism into textile weavings, Albers also introduced new technologies to the weaving workshop. When the Bauhaus won a commission for the Bundesschule des Allgemeinen Deutschen Gerwekschaftsbundes (ADGB) School, it was a testing ground for their ability to craft industrially feasible designs. Albers developed a set of textiles for the ADGB auditorium, using different types of synthetic fibers and cellophane to create acoustic panels. Her research into these materials influenced the manufacturing of similar panels and led to new innovations in theater design." Read more about Anni Albers here.
Being creative is not so much the desire to do something as the listening to that which wants to be done: the dictation of the materials. Anni Albers