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Burks, Mary
Indianapolis, IN 46228-1404
Contemporary fiber artist, Mary Burks explores the use of nontraditional materials in her work. Mary teaches classes and workshops in fiber arts, including weaving, felting, natural and synthetic dyeing, and surface design at the Indianapolis Art Center, her studio in Indianapolis, and throughout the United States.
Fiber is a very accessible medium. It is all around us. Fiber especially engulfs women. We wash it. We sweep it. We sew it. We wear it. As a woman, it is natural to be interested in using fibers creatively – stretching the normal use of fiber, using its purely aesthetic qualities. I have a strong response to fibers and textiles. Thematically I am exploring internal and exterior landscapes. The majority of my work is informed by my interaction with nature and the spirit of place, whether it be physical, spiritual, or mental. I look for underlying, basic supporting structures both in micro and macro views. Especially the western landscape impacts on my soul and my imagery. I continue to discover that the years that I have spent outdoors living, playing, and working have sculpted both me and my work. I continue to have conversations and dialogues with that world and I find that expressing that dialogue through fiber to be rewarding.
Services Offered
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities/Will Teach or Mentor
  • Assisting in Planning Arts Events
  • Doing demonstrations
  • Education presentations to schools, community organizations
  • Exhibitions/Demonstrations
  • Offer Works for Sale
  • Speaking About My Work Before a Group
  • Teach Art Form
Contact Mary directly for availability.
Fees vary.

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