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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Christine Strong

Christine Strong

Artist Work

Geode
2017
Fibers
20' x17'
Alloy
2018
Crochet fibers and plastic tubing
4'x3'x1'

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Phone
4436045353
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

The thin line that divides the Craft and Fine art worlds is the bridge where I find myself as a maker. The skills that I apply are a combination of things learned in formal education as well as some skills that through self-discovery have allowed me to find my unique voice. Crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, sculpture, and painting all find their way into a variety of works. Each piece is an experiment with colors and numbers, slowly taking shape and surprising me as much as I am controlling its growth. The repetition and time taken to create allows for moments to be lost, and the process to become a meditation with an end product. The abstract and recognizable imagery forms an amalgam of everything I hold close to me. I attempt to translate both Personal and Universal experiences through materials and imagery allowing for multiple interpretations. Works present themselves as relating to clothing, textiles, bedding; the materials and process of crochet, sewing and fiber surfaces creating a level of nostalgia and accessibility to the complex metaphors and symbols that materialize from my internal world. I am a maker, who is in love with the labor of making.