Nancy Cook Smith: The Poet as Weaver

Zentall, Kate
March 1994
Fiberarts;Mar/Apr94, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p32
The article features Nancy Cook Smith who finished a half-completed project by a deceased neighbor. As a beginner studying textile and design at the Rhode Island School of Design, Smith muddled through the project and found her lifework. In the late 1970s, Smith and her husband, artist Peter Tigler, travelled west "on instinct" with just their tools and settled into their Santa Monica home cum studio. Soon Smith was trading her rope and jute for fine cotton, linen and rayon to weave and fashion what would become her trademark.


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