Star Trauth

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The Destiny of the Wild Fig Tree Totems; Cotton, silk, poly, bark; 30 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches

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That Hippe Chick Totems; Silk, cotton, hemp, recycled saris; 25 x 48 x 2 inches

ARTIST STATEMENT

My love for the tactile nature of fiber began at a very early age, sitting at my Great Grandmother’s knitting basket and running my fingers through fibers, something I still think about while manipulating my own fiber works today. I graduated with a concentration in fine art and worked for many years as an interior designer. This further nourished my love of the limitless color and texture of textiles. As an adult, I have become very influenced by Japanese and Scandinavian craft culture. My eye is always drawn to something unique. As such, I am drawn to the creation of something that causes the person to pause their eye and be drawn to touch, as I did at my Great Grandmother’s knitting basket.
My passion is creating mini pieces of fiber architecture, I call totems.

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