Carol Irving

I am a Fiber Artist, specifically weaving large rugs and wall hangings.  Initially, the yarn speaks to me.  I lean in and listen. My current designs are drawn from symmetrical and geometric shapes, using bold colors or just dark and light yarns to express my vision. The process of weaving can be very meditative and grounding.  This aspect has always appealed to me.  Weaving is also very technical and mathematical, because it is so technical, I have to know exactly where I’m going before I get there.  Weaving, using the interlacement of yarns, gives me an outlet to express myself that I haven’t been able to find elsewhere. 

 

My work can be found in private and public collections.  

 

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Banish Misfortune II
Dimensions (height x width) - 3x5 feet

Handwoven, Shaft Switching Technique

Wool & Linen

Photo credit -  Michael Olson

 

$1500

 

Like my other hangings, this piece is about ornament and texture, skilled labor, timeless beauty, and the inner spirit made visible.

 

Somewhere in Time

 3x5 feet

Handwoven, Shaft Switching Technique

Wool & Linen

Photo credit -  Michael Olson

 

$1500

With “Somewhere in Time” I am moved to visualize strong waves with riled subsurface moving water creating riptides off of a Great Lake Island. I see it as a dynamic piece emoting powerful energy.  I am a Fiber Artist and I love the materials that I use, the processes that I employ, and the colors of yarn that surround me.  The yarn is saturated with color and allows me to convey my thoughts or inner visions to you, the viewer. My work is physical and tactile creating a sacred, or spiritual space within, crying out to be touched.  

B&W Obsession

3x5 feet

Handwoven, Shaft Switching Technique

Wool & Linen

Photo credit - Michael Olson

 

$1500

 

B&W is a series I have been working on for many years, it keeps calling to me to explore new ground and new creations.  This series began with a triptych that was displayed at ArtPrize (Grand Rapids, MI) in 2016 and then purchased by the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, MI.  I have explored this design idea even further, showing and winning a 2nd Place Award for B&W Obsession and First Place Award in 2019 for B&W Elusive Perfection. 

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