Arturo Alonzo Sandoval

Region: South

As an artist, I experience the world around me with a keen observational eye. What has distinguished me for over fortyfive years from other artists in fiber is my choice to repurpose twentieth-century industrial materials such as tapes or films. I find order in this fodder and create beauty from the residue of our culture by transforming the materials into woven, stitched, or interlaced webs. From my studio practice, a new form of textile art has emerged. My sources include textiles structures, abstraction, and computer elements. In addition, politics, the military, social change, the biblical Book of Revelations, the Urantia Book, Nostradamus, and astronomy have influenced my ideas. My art is my identity and communicates my place in the total world order.