Rachel Meginnes’ Captivating, Transformed Textiles

Rachel Meginnes’ Captivating, Transformed Textiles

Rachel Meginnes Wayward III

Wayward III

Rachel Meginnes’ intriguing, intense fiber art feels like a true collaboration between the artist and her medium: Meginnes stretches the boundaries of the textile, and the textile responds in unique and surprising ways. Her intricate process leaves the textile distressed, tattered, unraveled, transformed - and infinitely more compelling, engaging, even a bit haunting. Her designs are graphic and quilt-like, but with a bit of a post-apocalyptic air. It’s refreshing to see fiber art that plays with our expectations of industrial perfection, that examines and alters the very structure of the textiles themselves - and, yet, retains the beauty (and just a bit of the softness) that we hope for from the medium.

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