Illuminating Vision

Moyer, Twylene
January 1999
Surface Design Journal;Winter99, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p32
Trade Publication
The article describes the work of tapestry artist Olga de Amaral. The author compares her tapestries to alchemical transformation, saying that her work translates surface, construction, light, and color into a form of language that is as comprehensible as the spoken word. The article remarks that de Amaral believes in Neo-Plasticism and Abstract Expressionism, creating works that force viewers to discover meaning within themselves. According to the author, the tapestries work on the mind, emotions, and spirit in ways that cannot fully be expressed in words. The article describes the tapestries as having their roots in the artistic culture of the pre-Columbian Andes and pre-Renaissance West, and also mentions that light plays a significant role in the experience of the art.


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