Juliet Martin mixes tradition with experimentation in funny and ironic handwoven sculptural memoirs. She promotes intimacy with the audience by speaking with satire and humor about personal experiences. Her raw truths confronts the viewer: “Must I remember their faces?” In her work, she applies the Japanese philosophy of SAORI. With its Zen mindset, SAORI encourages freeform work—no patterns, no rules, no mistakes. Every sculpture is an improvisation in awkward beauty: clumpy fabric, fighting colors, rough and smooth textures, ragged edges. By approaching weaving as both craft and fine art, she shows that questioning the intention can bring you solutions that are unique to the medium.
Open Doors Studio Tour 2016
October 7 - October 29
Reception and Wine Tasting Friday, October 7, 5:00pm
Prospect Street Fire Station Gallery, Sumei Art Center
56 Prospect Street
Newark, NJ 07105
EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK BY JULIET MARTIN: