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Barbara Burns

The medium of tapestry weaving allows me to create images and cloth at the same time. The tactile experience of working with fiber, along with the depth of color and richness of the woven surface excites and drives me. I find the process of creating cloth and image satisfying as it ties me to my past and my Grandmother who taught me to sew at an early age. She instilled in me, a love of creating with my hands and an appreciation for good cloth.

Much of my work is designed to make a statement. My tapestries of faces represent both historical and contemporary subjects. Using images from burlesque, belly dancing and drag, I am creating a body of work of women baring their bodies in dance and performance art. My figurative tapestries explore sexuality and exposure.

Photo credit Morgain Bailey