Today, some 50 years after the birth of the field of fiber art, it has failed to take deep root in the art world, despite signs of its rise.
Originally, fiber art originated as an attempt to separate the craft aspect from textile works and to emphasize the artistic aspect. However, due to the impression that fiber has been used as a material for daily life, it is not strong enough as a work of art to wipe out the craft aspect. This may be a matter of course. This is because fiber is the closest thing to human beings among all materials, not just art materials. How many hours in a day does a fiber have to be away from the body?
However, now that more than 100 years have passed since industrial progress led to the mass production of clothing, embroidery and handloom textiles have become increasingly popular, perhaps as a reaction to this, and are attracting attention in the arts as well. In this article, we will introduce three artists who create fiber art.