Arline Fisch é um New York nascido, Artista de metal com sede na Califórnia que tem um corpo de trabalho que inclui jóias de crochê e arte fio de crochê wearable.
About Crochet Artist Arline Fisch
Arline Fisch was born in New York in 1931 to a mother who taught her how to sew, weave and do other needlework. She got undergraduate and advanced degrees in art and then went on to study silversmithing. She has been both a working artist and an art educator although she retured from her work as a professional art teacher in 2000.
Fisch began getting attention and accolades for her work early on, particularly in her work manipulating metal. She got a Fulbright award in 1956. Other awards she received over the yeras included a National Endowment for the Arts Craftsman’s Fellowship in the 1970′s, a CSU Award for Research, 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.
Curiosidade: 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. Em 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 declaração do artista que começa:
“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 – a partir do qual eu ter derivado direção, projetar coragem e informações técnicas.”
Arline Fisch Crochet Books
Arline Fisch é autor / editado alguns livros sobre metais ao longo dos anos, vários dos quais incluiu peças de crochê e um que focado inteiramente em crochê:
Arline Fisch Fio Crochet Jewelry
Além dos livros que Fisch mesma tem autoria, ela teve seu trabalho apresentado em vários livros, incluindo um especificamente sobre seu trabalho de jóias chamada Fantasia elegante: A Jóia de Arline Fisch. O Smithsonian American Art Museum bio dela diz o seguinte sobre o seu trabalho de jóias:
“Fisch tem desempenhado um papel central na revitalização da jóia como uma forma de arte contemporânea. 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. O 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.”
Outros Similares Crochet Artistas
I’ve seen Arline Fisch’s work mentioned several times when writing up the profiles of other crochet artists. Por exemplo:
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.