Amanda Wood: weaving non-places
Using traditional weaving techniques and natural fibres within a contemporary framework, Amanda Wood creates both sculptural and two dimensional weaving. The work explores interstitial spaces and boundaries and often references cloth as a historical document and a marker of growth and connection. For Amanda, the tactile nature of this kind of handwork contrasts the limitations and contradictions of digital experiences and acts as a necessary place of refuge.
Amanda will bring samples of her work, and share her inspiration and process for creating installations.
Amanda is a member of the Guild of Canadian Weavers and the Craft Council of BC and sits on the Curatorial Committee for Crafted Vancouver. As a teaching artist, she works with children in public schools and with adults through her popular rigid heddle workshops held at the Silk Weaving Studio. Her work is currently at the Alberta Craft Council gallery in Calgary, the Crafthouse on Granville Island and can be found in Uppercase Magazine, and in the book Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles. Amanda will also be showing work in a number of group shows this fall.