Christine’s explorations began in traditional fiber processes: crochet, sewing, knitting and embroidery. She began weaving at age 19 and this process has been central to her artistic creations. When she was introduced to weaving with wire, she has been exploring the relationship between hard and soft materials for decades. The interlacement of wire with fiber intrigued her to the degree that she explored weaving with wire solely for the last 30 years. The woven metal fabric that results from weaving wire and fiber together creates a unique art material she is able to utilize in basketry, vessels, and sculptural expressions. Her work explores space and line, in the undulating forms she creates. The dance between the wire and the fiber produces a material that is hard enough to maintain a shape, but soft enough to have gentle curves and planes.
More about Christine on her website: Christine Miller