A work commissioned by the Chazen Museum to commemorate its 50th anniversary is finally on display after a delay that lasted a couple of years. We all know why. Don’t make me say it again. The work entitled Suspended Landscapes: Drawing with Thread, created by Artist Amanda McCavour and well worth the wait. Currently hanging in Paige Court, its ethereal expansiveness is inspired by the landscapes of Wisconsin, textiles from the Helen Louise Allen Collection, campus libraries, and the Wisconsin State Herbarium. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, McCavour tells contributor Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields how needles and thread continue to inspire her work.
About the host
Amanda McCavour is a Toronto based Artist. “McCavour holds a BFA from York University, and an MFA in Fibers and Material Studies from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. She shows her work nationally and internationally and has received awards and scholarships from the Ontario Crafts Council, The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, The Ontario Society of Artists, The Surface Design Association and The Embroiderers Guild of America.” Her work, Suspended Landscapes: Drawing with Thread is currently on display in Paige Court and the Mayer Gallery at the Chazen Museum.
Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. She is also the host of Refrangible, available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.