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Kami Watson

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

A nomadic past with a focus on environmental conservation and humanitarian services has exposed me to global influences in design and culture, eclectic natural and man-made environmental aesthetics, and has fostered my desire to create functional and visual art with an ecological sensitivity.

As a second generation fiber artist, I freely explore the traditional art of wet felting, the fusing of raw fibers into a textile form with soap, water, and agitation, as well as the contemporary techniques of nuno (fabric) and laminate (multi fabric layer) felting.

I combine renewable natural fiber resources, salvaged and reclaimed silk fabrics, and my own hand dyed fabrics and fibers to organically create each of my works of art. I allow the materials I use, and influences and experiences in my life, past and present, to guide me instinctively in color and design. Deliberately abstract, but not random, my play of color and pattern placement are meant to evoke emotion.

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