SDA members offered large and small textile works for exhibition in a broad range of fiber techniques: weaving, embroidery crochet, appliqué, quilting, batik and various forms of layering. These were presented in materials as diverse as porcelain and hair; wall-hung, floor-lain and various forms of installation. This international show was diverse in all ways. The quality of construction and intensity of artistic engagement can be seen in the catalog which can be ordered from SDA. $30 in USA; for international shipping contact the site at http://www.surfacedesign.org
"Materialities catalog features 91 SDA member/artists. 88 pages of images are accompanied by insightful artist statements... and 4 essays addressing context and evolution of contemporary textiles. Selected works showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary fiber arts. They successfully answer the curator's question: What do textiles/fibers & their associated processes offer artists that cannot be achieved in other media?" __ SDA
My entry was "The Impossible Dream is the Gateway to Self-love."