Artist: Maria Martin-Smith
Medium: Horsehair, Crochet cotton, stainless steel and silk
I started weaving in 2018. I had undergone major medical challenges since 2016 and was looking for ways to help me recover both physically and emotionally. Although I have a degree in fine arts and a printmaking studio, printmaking for me is a somewhat emotionally dark process, and I felt I needed something that would help me find the joy in life again.
As a weaver, I am self-taught as far as not having had a tutor with me physically; however I consider research my teacher, as it has enabled me to learn from some of the greatest weavers in history.
The nature of horses makes for fascinating study – immensely strong and powerful, yet soft as a whisper….
Covid didn't impact me directly at all