Asta Kovanen

 

Gather Neckpiece
2013
35″x2″x2″
Experimental 3D techniques,monofilament, sea urchin spines, brass components, adhesive

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Your Weekly Stars
2012
5′ x 3′
Machine embroidery on studio drop cloth

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Lamplighter
2012
18″x84″
Double woven, wool & cotton yarn

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Artist Statement

The act of making creates it’s own source of energy. Textiles lend themselves to a

material intimacy that I am drawn to. Working with a medium that drapes, wraps and knots

itself at will encourages me to adjust my approach to a project as it develops through

various, unexpected stages. I often learn the most about a material by tearing it down or

trying to utilize it in some unusual way. My practice is inspired by textures and imagery

drawn from the natural world, scientific & neurological studies and overflowing bookshelves.

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