Thread Count: The Intersection of Mathematics and Fiber Arts

Jane Black, curator of Thread Count, writes, “The premise for this exhibition was a simple one: fiber artists rely on math. Quilters wield rulers and weavers think in grids. Seam allowances and dye formulas are fractions. Compositions are pattern and geometry. Calculation and measurement are readily employed in constructing objects made of yarn, fabric, thread, and the myriad of materials utilized by contemporary artists as they stitch, weave, and embellish . . . . .”

I am honored to be one of 13 Ohio artists to have been invited to participate. Jane Black selected three of my artworks — Precaria #8: Crucible, Precaria #11: Threshold, and Precaria #12: Scala — to be part of this exhibition.

Thread Count is on view at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, OH, through July 6, 2019.

Sandra Palmer Ciolino