Arline Fisch es un Nueva York nacido, Artista de metal con sede en California que tiene un cuerpo de trabajo que incluye la joyería y el arte del ganchillo hilo crochet portátil.
Acerca de ganchillo Artista Arline Fisch
Arline Fisch nació en Nueva York en 1931 a una madre que le enseñó a coser, tejer y hacer la otra costura. Obtuvo grados de licenciatura y avanzados en el arte y luego se fue a estudiar orfebrería. Ella ha sido a la vez un artista que trabaja y un educador de arte a pesar de que retured a partir de su trabajo como profesor de arte profesional en 2000.
Fisch comenzó a recibir la atención y elogios por su trabajo desde el principio, particularmente en su trabajo de metal manipulación. Ella consiguió una beca Fulbright en 1956. Otros premios que recibió en los yeras incluyen un Fondo Nacional de Becas de la Artes Artesano en el 1970′s, un Premio CSU para la Investigación, Scholarship and Creative Activity in the 1980s and a Lifetime Achievement in The Crafts Award from the National Museum of Women in the Arts in the 1990s. Since retiring Fish has received honorary membership into the Society of North American Goldsmiths, a gold medal from the American Craft Council and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Skidmore College.
Dato curioso: She loves the color red and frequently works in this part of the color spectrum.
About Arline Fisch’s Art
Fisch has an art career spanning five decades. She has had both solo exhibits and group exhibits around the world. En 1955 she had work in a West Virginia show called American Jewelry and Related Objects. Two years later she had a solo exhibition in Denmark. She continued exhibiting consistently year upon year with very few breaks. Just last year she had her metal crochet sea jellies featured on display at the Monterey Museum of Art here in California.
Fisch has a beautiful declaración del artista que comienza:
“I have always been concerned with the making of jewelry to be worn, of unique works of art, which have the human body as their site. I try always to develop objects of personal adornment, which have dramatic impact yet do not place the wearer in the role of anonymous pedestal, forms which please and exalt the wearer. The strongest influences on my work have come from studies of ancient cultures – Etruscan, Egyptian, Greek, Pre-Columbian – from which I have derived direction, design courage and technical information.”
Arline Fisch Crochet Books
Arline Fisch has authored/ edited a few books on metalwork over the years, several of which included crochet pieces and one that focused entirely on crochet:
Arline Fisch Wire Crochet Jewelry
In addition to the books that Fisch herself has authored, she has had her work featured in several books, including one specifically about her jewelry work called Fantasía elegante: La joyería de Arline Fisch. La Smithsonian American Art Museum bio of her says this about her jewelry work:
“Fisch has played a central role in the revitalization of jewelry as a contemporary art form. Her outstanding contribution has been the introduction of weaving techniques into the field of jewelry making. Employing flattened gold and silver wire, she knits, braids, plaits, and crochets lightweight, flexible forms with dense, light-reflective patterns, subtle textures, and glowing color.”
Other Arline Fisch Crochet
Although Fisch is known for her metal jewelry work, she does sometimes move into other areas of art including crochet metal art. One recent example was her crochet jellyfish that were on display last year at a California aquarium. La Huffington Post said of this:
“While most artistic replicas of jellyfish use a sheer or light substance to recreate their alien flesh, Fisch took the opposite route, using stainless steel, nickel and copper. Combining knitting and metalworking, Fisch crocheted convincing soft-shelled creatures out of hard, metallic materials. E. Michael Whittington, the director of the Monterey Museum of Art, told the SF Gate: “She used hard, tactile materials that have their own unique aesthetic components. They convey that ethereal sense, but in a radically different way. To me that’s the genius of an artist – someone who can look at something in the natural world and translate that into a work of art and capture the same mesmerizing effect.”
Otros ganchillo Artistas similares
I’ve seen Arline Fisch’s work mentioned several times when writing up the profiles of other crochet artists. Por ejemplo:
One of the crochet collar pieces that Fisch herself designed was in a Dona Meilach book; Meilach is an artist in her own right for the way that she’s compiled information and resources around crafting for so many years.