This loom woven Vessel is a 2015 Niche Award Winner in the Fabricated metal category.The winners were announced January 17 in Washington,DC at the American Made Show
This is a loom woven sculptural vessel, using copper wire,and copper strip.
2014 Niche Award Winner
This was a group project for a Health facility in Squamish. Copper wire & sheet,dog tags, aluminum , plumbing bits,washers,glass,coins,
Stainless Steel mesh,copper ,brass,aluminum,
Strong Bow cider cans,industrial scrap,springs,
bike parts, patina.
Loom woven, copper wire, Copper strip,patina
Copper Strip, diagonal plaiting,heat & chemical patina
Assorted pieces of scrap copper sheet linked together,then leftover weavings, industrial scrap,
springs,keys,wire were fastened to the sheet.
Copper basket, diagonal plaited, copper wire accents.Heat & chemical patina
Assorted scrap strips of patinated copper, woven copper,springs, copper wire, washers,bike parts.
Scrap copper sheet,washers,woven leftovers,springs,wire, bike parts,
loom woven, with copper & stainless steel wire.
Stainless steel mesh,copper wire & strip,Aluminum,brass,glass,washers,patina
Loom woven with copper wire
Fran Solar is a contemporary BC artist who combines traditional textile techniques with unconventional materials,to create unique woven sculpture, both free standing & wall mounted.
In the mid-1990's Fran began to experiment with basketry as another textile art form, but after taking workshops at Basket Focus conferences, she began combining metals with textile techniques such as loom weaving, basketry & quilting. Her materials today include copper,brass,stainless steel sheet & wire,as well as interesting bits & pieces of hardware and industrial surplus.She now has more fun improvising arrangements of shapes,textures,materials, & colours, than she did as a traditional fiber artist, & is intrigued with using these 'masculine ' materials to create art with a feminine/domestic dynamic.