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Community Conversations #6: MFA Textiles In-Studio Talks with Karen Fuchs
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Fashion School, MFA Textiles Studio 703 2 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Beauty, design and function of forms, patterns and structures found in the natural world as described by Karen Fuchs.
Karen Fuchs is a teaching artist and designer with a background in textile design and interior architecture. She has developed and teaches curriculum that focuses on looking closely at the natural world- its forms, patterns and structures, and creating art-making projects that are inspired by this scrutiny. She teaches workshops, classes, and residencies at art museums, schools, arboretums, etc. Her own work explores various mediums including cyanotype, printmaking, textiles, collage, and assemblage.
My presentation will focus on the beauty, design, and function of forms, patterns and structures found in the natural world, including branching, spiral/Fibonacci, star/radial, retiform and hyperbolic. Natural specimens and images will be shown and defined, examples of artwork inspired by these are shared, and a discussion of connections made between the natural and manmade world, integrating art and science, design thinking, and biomimicry. Prints will be made using botanical specimens to illustrate and understand these art forms in nature.
Presented by Parsons' School of Fashion.
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