Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen
City / State: Bloomington, IN
My original inspiration for making fiber art came from studying ethnic embroidery traditions. I aim to make modern pieces that are as faithful to their materials as traditional handmade textiles. I often work in smaller formats, which allow the fibers and the individual threads to have a more dominant visual role in the final image. After the pandemic began, my work became more representational and focused on my family and our daily life. I was embroidering us, but because of the medium, the fabrics around us came through very vividly. What started as a record of the period of stay-at-home orders and social distancing became, at least in part, a series about people and their textiles.