Port Townsend, Washington
My studio is the environment, the natural and architectural world around me. “Place” is part of the material I work with. My art grows out of where I am and where I want to go. It asks that I find intriguing places, as material that invites interaction. Working “in the world” as my studio furthers my desire to reconcile nature and culture, art and life, love and work.
Since 1995, I’ve been drawn to work in forests and at the edge of water and land. The materials of survey tape, rope, twine, cord, and string are stored in dark places—drawers, boxes, closets, and storage shed—then there is the transition zone of car and/or backpack. For the last three years, my indoor studio has been under construction, which has heightened my focus on the outside world as my place of work. When my indoor studio is complete, I look forward to a highly flexible and invitingly empty space—open and available for bringing the outside in and exploring other installation and interactive ideas.
Gloria Lamson, Knotsong, 2006; 3/4" foam gasket, stones, ocean, forest; driving, walking, carrying, climbing, knotting, balancing, seeing, photographing; 30' x 7' x 3'. Photo: © Gloria Lamson 2006.
Gloria Lamson was featured in Fiberarts’s Summer 2006 issue. Artist websites: nwartistregistry.org/artists/gloria_lamson/, www.greenmuseum.org, www.artransforms.com.