Dylan Fish

Region: MFA Annual

Website: http://dylanfish.net

City / State: Chicago, IL

In fiber arts, “off-loom” structures are made without the aid of a loom. The techniques include, but are not limited to, papermaking, coiling, felting, plaiting, netting, knotting, knitting, and crochet. In contrast, the more conventional surface supports used in painting are canvas and linen, which are themselves woven using a loom. In my off-loom painting series, I pour long strips of liquid paint onto plastic drop sheets. Once the paint is dry, I peel and work with it like yarn to create new modes of sculptural abstraction within the context of painting. By removing the traditional woven canvas altogether, I can create a cohesive whole using surface and support as one singular entity.