International Biennale Of Tapestry In
Some people had seen my first never-opened exhibition through
large window of the Kordegarda Gallery.One of them was Maria
Laszkiewiczwho noticed my work while on her way to the
Ministry of Culture.In the department of fine arts,she saw a list of
participants being prepared for the International Tapestry
Biennale in Lausanne.
In Poland at the time,there were very few contacts with the
outside world for artists.Every opportunity was seen as
important.With her own pencil,she put my name on the list and
Some months later,I got an official invitation to participate in the
First International Tapestry Biennale.I found it facinating,not
realizing that I was entering a kind of ghetto,and that form this
moment on I would be labeled a fiber artist.
Independent of what I would create,whether in wood,stone,or
bronze,it would be seen as a tapestry.I was a naive enthusiast
and believed that on the international forum people would
recognize the many meanings of my soft shapes.
[Except from a text delivered at a conference in San Francisco
I see fiber as the basic element constructing the organic would
on our planet,as the greatest mystery of our environment.It is
from fiber that all living organisms are built─the tissues of
planets,and ourselves,our nerves,our genetic code,the canals of
our veins,our muscles.
We are fibrous structures.Our heart is surrounded by the
coronary plexus of most vital threads.
Handling fiber,we handle mystery.A dry leaf has a network
reminiscent of a dry mummy.
We can become of fiber guided by the artist's hand by his
What is fabric?
When the biology of a body breaks down, the skin has to be cut
so as to give access to the inside.Later it has to be sewn like
Fabric is our covering and our attire.Made with my hands,it is a
record of my thoughs.
to be continued