Wendy Klotz

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a fibre artist working primarily with natural fibres. I enjoy exploring each fibre’s unique characteristics, such as silk organza’s translucency, silk’s richness, cotton’s versatility and felted and knitted wool’s endless capacity for sculpture and dimension. I try to create depth with layers of fabric, hand and machine stitching, and with physical separation between the layers. I am currently experimenting with incorporating more sculptural elements into my work.

I use fibre, fabric and thread to convey my ideas, because of their adaptability and the infinite range of colors and textures that can be created and enhanced with the use of dyes and pigments.

My combined backgrounds of quilting, embroidery and pottery have given me a lot of information to draw on; however I continue experimenting with incorporating new techniques and elements that excite and push me into new directions, whilst continuing to search for and reflect my unique voice.

My inspiration comes from experiencing the wild beauty of Canada’s natural places, together with ecological and social issues that speak to my heart.

BIOGRAPHY

Wendy is a Canadian Fibre Artist living in Calgary, Alberta. She works primarily with natural fibres, but particularly with organza and silks for their translucent and reflective qualities and with felted and knitted wool for sculpture and dimension. She loves to create depth with layers of fabric and stitch, while physically creating separation between the layers. She is currently experimenting with incorporating more sculptural elements into her work. Wendy’s inspiration comes from the natural beauty of Canada together with ecological and social issues that speak to her heart.

Wendy Klotz - Explorations on the Edge of the Mountains

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