One of my favorite things about the Textile Study Group of NY is it’s guest speaker series. Each month a different artist presents images and shares about their art practice.
This month Sopheap Pich, Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist in the global art world spoke about his art practice. He is known for working with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax, and natural pigments gathered from around Cambodia and for creating sculptures that are inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, and abstract geometric structures.
I found the knowledge he shared about processing bamboo his sculptures educational, especially as I catalog the natural resources available to me in St. Croix. Lots of ideas are percolating.