Well, it has taken a week/ week and a half for me to get settled into my daily life after the extravaganza that was MOKSHA. I am sad to report that I was unable to attend the Roxham woolgathering due to over-whelm-ed-ness. I am making a new term to describe something Dannielle Dyson-MTL MakerFaire coordinator and I commented on this sunday; I shall call it CREATOR’S-LAG. People often talk about a kind of ‘hangover'(I never liked that term) after they have put together a big event, but what one experiences when one is on a big journey, sleeping weird hours, and getting spaced out after the fact for a few days, that seems to be what I experienced.
after speaking with a few people and particularly Billy Mavreas I have come away with the ‘go big or go home’ message, and the ever important – ‘call it what is’ (Billy said much more and was ever eloquent, but to paraphrase…)
These messages never go amiss. I think, in relation to my process, I see a lot of great fibre artists doing really glorious works and I also see that fibre art doesn’t fit tightly into any other form. It isn’t sculpture as hard sculpture is- yet it is perfectly sculptural. It isn’t anything like fashion, and design, yet it draws on all of that. This is why it has the least constrictions,a 3d line all the time that never needs to be tied to a page. Absent of the normal constrictions like the edge of a page, it seems I inadvertently imposed some on myself, created tentative corners and edges, even as in most of the length of the process I buck any expectation of form.
And now THANK YOUZ
The Moksha event could not have been held without the support of Jim and I’s families; griphon, ray roger, xavier, elisia, szandra, and Ion.
A very special thank you to Marie-Josee and MJ-SUCRE/SALEE for her lovely confections, always recommended.
thanks to vigne a vin
To our Musical support BestFriends a big big shout out to them and their very incredible brand of awesomeness – in song we trust
AND particularly to our friends who took the time to come out and participate, engage, and share their time and insights.