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Kathy Cartier

Kathy Cartier

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LIncoln , NE

Kathy Cartier, long time fiber artist has lived in Park City, Utah since 1978. Originally from Laguna Beach, California, she soon became one of the seven founding members of the Park City Professional Artists Association. For many years she has specialized in traditional Japanese papermaking using oriental fibers that come from Mulberry trees. This process is the foundation she uses to create unusually rich and textured papers. Once the paper is made, it is cast onto rocks and other textured surfaces to create relief in her work. Inks, fabric dyes, acrylic paints and metallic powders are used for color and to highlight the forms. Silk and cashmere fibers are added for textural interest. For reflective qualities gemstones, glass beads and metal fragments are hand sewn onto the paper’s surface. This entire process is as rewarding to Kathy as her finished art work. Cartier’s compositions are bold enough to be understood from a distance but still create an invitation to come closer and explore their intimate surfaces alive with texture and visual energy.


Fiber / Textiles

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