NIMKULRAT, N., 2009. Material inspiration: the practice-led research of a craft artist. IN: Bryan-Kinns, N. (ed). Proceedings of the 7th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Berkeley, USA, 27th-30th October, pp. 459-460.
A tangible material is a primary element in the everyday
creative practice of any craft artist. Although craft artists
implicitly understand the expressive aspects of the tangible
material they use to create their artworks, they rarely discuss
or give a written account of them. In this paper, I present a
way in which my practice-led research on the expressivity
and materiality of a fiber material can shape the total artistic
process as well as the resulting artworks and their meanings.
The research generates the conception of materialness in
fiber art, which can assist fiber artists and other craft artists in
creating aesthetic and meaningful artworks.
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