ARTIST STATEMENT: Juliet Martin makes her viewers see the message beyond the joke. She illustrates personal stories with satirical forms, painful punchlines, and caustic visual one-liners.
Why fiber? Weaving fabric physically and mentally attaches her to her canvas. Her process is surprisingly improvised. Decisions are made as the shuttle moves across the threads.
In her work, she applies the Japanese philosophy of SAORI. With its Zen mindset, SAORI encourages freeform workâ€”no patterns, no rules, no mistakes. By approaching weaving as both craft and fine art, she shows that questioning the intention can bring you solutions that are unique to the medium.
She is not always funny, but she is always sincere.