It is a great pleasure to have been juried into the prestigious Craft Biennial: High Fiber Diet coming to Bellevue Arts Museum this winter. Enjoy this preview of the work that will be on display and some snapshots of the drawings (and table-top studio mess!) that made the new work possible.
“This new collection of pieces is derived from a series of studies of the male figure. Drawing from a live model for several months, I worked to understand the armature that would give structure to the garments I would design. By carefully observing the nuances of each figure, this search for forms, layers, shapes and gestures would come to inspire how I cut and construct the cloth. The body, its energy and movement, and my deep investment in craftsmanship and layered form guided the creation of these new works.”
Excerpt from artist statement by Michael Cepress