Publication exploring the evolution of craft through the work of five contemporary artists who expand its definition. While each artist addresses particular issues of politics, gender, environment, and history, all the works are linked by the involvement of the hand, the commitment of time and the dedication to precision. Underlying each piece is a deep knowledge of the media and the techniques used to control and work with them. Despite the rampant integration of digital technology into all aspects of our lives, these artists remain committed to the direct involvement of the hand in the creation of unique pieces. The introductory essay is accompanied by individual presentations and artist’s statements.Kye-Yeon Son’s elegant silver compositions embody fragility and resilience. Greg Payce’s practice considers the relationship between vessel and human. Jane Kidd’s tapestries speak to human interaction with the world in which we exist. Cal Lane’s delicate transformations of industrial metal raise questions about femininity/masculinity and ornamentation. Teresa Burrow’s beaded creations speak to spirituality and social issues.
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