This piece will be shown in Vision Makers 2022 at 108|Contemporary, Tulsa, OK
The main processes employed in my works are felting, knotting, coiling and bead weaving. I have recently added hand paper making and encaustic to the mediums. This work reflects my concerns for women’s rights. The right of women to govern what happens to their bodies is of particular concern. I focus on creating art that draws the viewer into relationship with the underlying concept. The elemental layer in this work is created with handmade papers. They are strong but delicate a fitting material to represent the female form. It reflects the inner person and the wire bodice is lifting off and away as hope in this work.
Influential Sites & Other Links
Supporting Oklahoma’s contemporary craft artists by connecting them to audiences and opportunities through education, recognition and exhibition programs.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Supporting Oklahoma artists through grants, education, programming and exhibitions.
Surface Design Asociation
Arts & Humanities Council Of Tulsa
Focusing on arts education, life-long learning, and meaninful community art parnerships.
Fiber Artists of Oklahoma
Promotes appreciation of all aspects of fiber art.
Living Arts of Tulsa
Tulsa’s Contemporary arts organization and gallery.
Jan Hawks thread sculpted bowls. Gallery and book info.