In Memorium or The Wake of Progress

Joanna Rogers,
Pender Island, BC

Dimension

35" x 19" x 6"

Médium

weaving, cotton, cassette tape

This piece explores the idea of obsolescence. The panels were handwoven using cassette tape in an old overshot pattern, long out of fashion. The form is based on armour once woven and worn by the Kiribati people of Micronesia. All these things have now fallen out of favour. Tempus fugit.

In Memorium or The Wake of Progress

Joanna Rogers,
Pender Island, BC

À propos de l'artiste
À propos de l'artiste

Joanna Rogers
Pender Island, BC

I have been working as an artist since 1994 when I graduated from the Textile Arts program at Capilano College. My ideas are influenced by my studies of both Anthropology and Textile History. By combining traditional surface design techniques with non-traditional materials, I create pieces that are both physically and metaphorically rich. Many of the materials I use have been discarded either as waste or as surplus to need. Experimentation is a key element in all my work. I love the thrill of working with and exploring the unknown. I enjoy the process of gaining familiarity with that which was previously unmapped, whether it is a new material, technique, or idea.
I have shown my work in both public and artist-run galleries across Canada and in the United States. Images of my pieces have appeared in Fiberarts and Surface.

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