The Fabric of Society

Timed Online Auction, 18 May - 1 June 2022

Textile Auction

Sold for

ZAR 3 518
Lot 32
  • Jenny Williamson; Shifting Sands
  • Jenny Williamson; Shifting Sands
  • Jenny Williamson; Shifting Sands
  • Jenny Williamson; Shifting Sands
  • Jenny Williamson; Shifting Sands


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 3 518
Location
Johannesburg

About this Item

Jenny Williamson
South African 20th/21st Century
Shifting Sands
2005

inscribed with the artist's name, the title and the date on a document adhered to the reverse

mixed media with appliqué, embroidery and beads on textile
105 by 73cm excluding frame; 131 by 99 by 4cm including frame

Notes

Fibre art is an art form that encompasses a very large range of techniques, materials and approaches that give the fibre artist the possibility of expressing themselves in almost unlimited ways. Work may be composed of numerous different types of fibre in combination with other materials such as paint, dyes, and embellishments such as beads and found objects. Fibre refers to materials that are made up of continuous filaments or elongated pieces similar to lengths of thread. These include natural fibres (including cotton, hemp, jute, flax, sisal, linen, paper, textile, leaf and seed fibre, spider silk, sinew, cat-gut, wool, hair, cashmere, mohair and angora), metallic fibres (drawn from ductile metals like copper, gold, silver and steel) or synthetic fibres (such as nylon, acrylic, Tyvek etc.). The endless, exciting fibre possibilities and combinations include basketry, beading, braiding, crochet, embroidery, felting and felt making, fibre knots, knitting, Kumihimo (a traditional Japanese artform of interlaced braids and cords), lace-making, needlework, paper making, papier maché, patchwork, quilting, spinning, weaving and knotting. These materials can be torn, dyed, burnt, frayed, glued, painted, embroidered, woven, ripped, cut, folded, crumpled, hammered, layered, looped or otherwise manipulated. Fibre artworks transcend the literal. Their foundation is the knowledge of materials through which the artist finds his or her own voice, giving the work originality and perhaps a quality of mystery. The work of internationally renowned South African fibre/textile artists and teachers has been exhibited locally and abroad and forms part of public and private collections both in South Africa and across the world.

Source: http://www.fibreworksart.com/Ethos.html

Provenance

FirstRand, including FNB and RMB, are long-term collaborators and partners with the creative arts across South Africa. Over the years, the different businesses have built significant collections, covering diverse art genres. The FirstRand Art Acquisition Policy has been streamlined and has resulted in the collection requiring deaccessioning of an extensive range of high-quality and desirable artworks – all by established artists.

All proceeds from FirstRand artworks on this auction will be re-invested in contemporary South African art.



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