Jody Alexander is Influenced by Fiber Art

I Attended a wonderful and stimulating lecture about repair techniques as working wearable useful art across cultures. The lecturer, Jody Alexander, was amazing. The strong emotion I have came from her media. She tore fabric out of antique and delisted library books, from the covers and linings. I rever books. Fahrenheit 451 was one of the most terrifying horror books I’ve ever read. Book burning is one of the most disgusting, horrifying, heinous rape of the mind acts in the world. The destruction of knowledge and ideas has been used since the beginning of history to destroy cultures and civilizations. Book burning far out weighs anything Stephen King or Dean Koontz have ever written. And her art is based upon the destruction of books. It hit me viscerally. When it came to her own work I found myself both in awe and horrified. Her work was amazing. And humorous as she makes art “books” from her books. Her media hit me in the gut. Sick fascination and great work.

Author: FreeFormQuilts

South Texas chick who drinks margaritas, makes not boring socks, quilts, leaves her christmas lights up till March (inside the house), and has an opinion on everything. Has a not-so-secret occupation and she also married into one of the coolest ranching families ever.

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