Monday, May 18, 2009
fiber of the soul
A deliciously tactile find blending thick woven webs effortlessly into nature. The subtle showing of the artist's hand gently and strategically places these gorgeous fibers. The work of Abigail Doan is enchanting. Lush, magical takes on form and nature; thick full pods, lace-like draping chains, oddly fantastic lives of their own. Her presence impossibly enriches the environment and begs the viewer to touch. I imagine the softest botanical collection, neatly pinned to a canvas to examine under magnifying glass and brush beneath fingertips. Or better yet to stumble upon an aimless hike; crisp twigs, melodic chirps, shuffling gravel...then soft silence.