I am a visual artist because what I make is meant to be visually interesting or challenging. I am also a conceptual artist, because what I make is an elaborate idea that I want to share with an audience. I use weaving as a medium simply because I like weaving. I use rags because I think it is important to use material that is not exhausting any resources. It takes skill to relate a story in the loom with rags. Skill of weaving, creating, thinking and more. Therefore it is important that other humans see what I make and criticise it in order to create a dialogue, and I the maker will understand whether the peers comprehend my creations or not.
This is one reason why I made this website and maintain this blog. It is fantastic to get response to the art work and that is also a reason for me , perhaps others too, to exhibit my stuff. A website is a kind of exhibition. Or isn't it?
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.