Friday, May 29, 2009

Barb Hunt Interview

I recently conducted the following interview for Toronto Craft Alert, a contemporary craft blog and excellent local art and craft resource. Barb Hunt is a Newfoundland-based artist and educator, whose work I was lucky enough to be introduced to by a beloved teacher in art school a few years ago. Her political and often poignant work employs craft processes to explore rituals of mourning and address the devastation of war.  

For more on Barb and her work, seek out the excellent book By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art edited by Shu Hung and Joseph Magliaro, or check out Barb's website:

Pictured:  The Old Lie, seams from used army fatigues, 3.5 X 8 m (2007) Installation at Stride Gallery, Calgary

Photo credit: Hutch Hutchinson

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