Textile Art

Carol Eckert: Coiled Fabric

Artist Carol Eckert uses the ancient technique of coiled fabric to portray wildlife in mythology-like environments.

Processional Iguanas (detail) Cotton, wire, wood. 72″ x 13″ x 4″

Eckert references “creation stories, legends of great floods, tales of quests and journeys, parables of good and evil . . . The universal nature of animal symbolism also appeals to me:  snakes as symbols of evil, storks or cranes as signs of good fortune.”

Poem of the Antelope. Cotton, wire 15″ x 17″ x 2″


Carol Eckert at Mobilia Gallery, here.

Her website, here.

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11 replies »

  1. Interesting way of working she has – and the symmetry is beautifully done! Thanks for looking me up! How did you find me? (always interested what “triggers” the click – is it the name, the title, the colors… etc.)


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  3. The coiling adds a fanciful texture, perfect for what Carol is expressing. I’ve done coiled fabric pieces, so I know how much craft and work is going into these.

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