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Violet Racz :: Artgus Studio Peoples Choice Award 2016

Updated: Nov 13, 2021

The Artgus Studio Peoples Choice Award for 2016 goes to Violet Racz for her work SHEEPISH.

“Sheepish is an exploration or the qualities and interactions of numerous sheep breeds, enticing the viewer to inspect the elements and feel the urge to touch and understand the textures. This piece works with positive & negative spaces, movement on the diagonal from top to bottom and clusters of Gotland, BFL, Llama & Finn locks rooted to the base.  All of these elements came forward as I was working with the wool.

The fibers interlock with each other, some quickly, others needing more coaxing, like relationships. Physical interaction with the wool fibres and my own relationships, especially with my Mother, Rozalia. Migration & immigration, the distances she traveled leaving her homeland Hungary during the 1956 Revolution in hopes for a better life for her husband and children. The challenges of living in a new country, culture and language weigh heavy. How do you hold it all together in adversity? Integrated fibres create fabric, strength, durability, flexibility and uniqueness, just as family and relationships weave into new physical locations.”

Violet Racz is inspired by nature and the complexity of relationships with our environment, beliefs, perspectives and misconceptions. She likes to reinterpret concepts and give them a new voice. Violet envisions colour, pattern and form and once her hands feel the fibre, the piece develops its own identity. She is constantly reminded to relinquish control and cooperate with the fibre and materials, often arriving at an unanticipated outcome.

Violet Racz has travelled the globe to learn from many acclaimed fibre artists. She loves to learn from others, always seeking more exposure to the art of feltmaking while building friendships and community along the way. Violet is a founding member of the ArtFelt Collaborative, founder of the community fibre initiative Felt It Forward, and founding board member of felt :: feutre canada.

Thank you to Artgus Studio for sponsoring this felt :: feutre canada award.  The award is for Artgus Studio fibres and supplies valued at $250.00.

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