Whether the purpose is to explore the inner person, to express oneself, or to practice our craft, the self-portrait is recurring theme throughout the ages . When the mirror became accessible in everyday life, the artist found their reflection as the most readily available and affordable model. And while their literal reflection can be seen in their work at times, isn’t the work itself always a reflection of the artist?
some things looming challenged the artist to use fiber or fiber techniques to create a self-portrait whether it be a literal self-portrait or a figurative representation.
Juror: Bruce Hoffman is the Director of Gravers Lane Gallery in the historic Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. He is an independent curator, artist, writer, and educator. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art where he serves on the Alumni Board. He was the Director of an internationally recognized gallery for twenty years where he established and curated the International Fiber Biennial from 1998–2010. He served as adjunct professor at Moore College of Art and Design where he taught the first undergraduate course on Curatorial Studies and has lectured throughout the country.
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