A friend just shared this video with me, about one of my favorite fiber artists (yep I said it!), Anselm Kiefer. I love the way Kiefer hacks at his straw paintings with a machete. He says,
“It’s always important to have some edge between order and chaos. If you do too much order, it’s finished, it’s not good. If it’s too much chaos you cannot work anymore, it’s too much ideas and things.
You have to find a way between order and disorder.”
“I was always interested not to use color as illusion but as a material that means something to me.”
The scale, the rawness, the visceral quality of his work is so inspiring to me.
PS - Bonus quote: