If I’ve answered the question of “what do I call myself” (a fiber artist) then why is it so hard to create that expression in a piece of artwork? That then prompts another question…have I fully answered the question?
For a while there, in the last couple of months, I wavered back and forth about the “label” I give myself to be placed out there everywhere to describe what I do but, now that I’m really thinking about it, deep down I don’t really like labels for me or anyone else. Why can’t I just make artwork and be done with it?
Ya like it or ya don’t. End of story!
It’s only now that I realize that the label is not for me…no, not at all….it’s so that others can recognize me in some way to help them SEE ME better, put me in some subjective category and file me away in some recess of their brain…”oh yeh..Grace, the FIBER artist” (whatever the heck that means they think to themselves).
So if I am to label myself to inform others of who I am and what I do, how do I express that in a quilted piece effetcively? More thoughts to ponder.
May TIF might just not get made in May.
See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,