Doerte Weber
Doerte Weber

 

Artist Statement

Having returned to weaving after a long absence, I find myself inspired by Bauhaus Weavers. Most of these women entered the Bauhaus Community thinking they would produce art like the men, using glass, metal and all the media we associate with the Bauhaus period. They were forced into weaving and having taught themselves how to weave, created from it beautiful and unique works of art.


I am mostly a self taught artist who weaves with diverse modern, quotidian materials. At the most elemental level, weaving consists of warp and weft, each running in a separate direction, but intertwined.


Inspiration for my artwork comes from current events as well as my environment. Creating something which seizes the moment and transforms it through medium and connection is what I strive to do.